Monthly Archives: April 2013

Camerone 1863 – 2013

To all who currently serve in the Foreign Legion, to the veterans of the Foreign Legion, to those who have served in the Foreign Legion throughout history since 1831 and in memory of the 36,000 legionnaires who died serving France….I … Continue reading

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Camerone Websites

I’ve assembled several links to various websites below that address the Battle of Camerone and the French Campaign in Mexico. Camerone Day.  This is an amazing blog that has been fully devoted to recreating and war gaming the Battle of … Continue reading

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The Last Cartridge by James W. Ryan

The Last Cartridge by James W. Ryan.  280 pages.  Trade Paperback.  Copyright Xlibris Corp; 1 edition, 27 June 2000. This book is the only work of historical fiction that I’m aware of featuring the Foreign Legion in Mexico and their … Continue reading

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ESCI Foreign Legion Figure Conversions

Today I’m sharing some pictures of my latest experiment creating more poses for the ESCI/ERTL 1:72 scale Foreign Legion set.  Using one box of figures (and a sharp hobby knife) I found it was fairly easy to create about 20 … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge 2

A couple more quick items to share…. 1.  150th Anniversary of the Battle of Camerone.  Just a reminder that 30 April is only 10 days away.  Camerone Day is the sacred day of the Foreign Legion and this year should … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: They Can Be Licked

April’s pulp fiction story of the Foreign Legion is a World War II tale of the fighting in Narvik, Norway, that involved the 13th Foreign Legion Demi-Brigade (13e Demi-Brigade de Légion Étrangère) or 13th DBLE.  This Georges Surdez story appeared … Continue reading

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I’ve been a untimely blogger lately–sorry about that.  To make up for it here is a miscellaneous collection of Foreign Legion related items that I’ve come across lately. 1.  Zénaga, Maroc, 1904:  Over at Le Shakko they have an after … Continue reading

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Four Fools

I hate to make this post but today IS April Fools Day.  So what better way to celebrate Fools Day then by posting a short video of four fools making fools of themselves in the California desert dressed up in … Continue reading

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