The Foreign Legion pulp story for November is written by Georges Surdez and is entitled Surprise Attack. It appeared in the April 1939 issue of Adventure. The story concerns the recollections of Captain Tainton and his time as Commander of the Foreign Legion Disciplinary Company at Colomb-Bechar, Algeria and his later encounters with some of his “wards” in the wilds of the desert. It’s a short story but very well done and contains some of Surdez’s great characterizations of tough legionnaires who were brutalized in the compagnie disciplinaire but still retain their loyalty to the traditions of the Foreign Legion.
Sorry for not posting recently. I was planning to post an article on Foreign Legion slang but had to postpone it to do some more research.