Monthly Archives: January 2014

Hodgepodge for January 2014

Not much happening this past month other than putting the holiday decorations away, freezing in the arctic cold, shoveling mountains of snow, and longing for spring.  I did find some interesting items related to the Foreign Legion. 1.  Légion Etrangère … Continue reading

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Commando: Battle in the Desert

Commando is a very long running British comic that started in 1961 and has continued to provide the finest in military related graphic stories to this day.  They have a wonderful website and from what I understand an incredible production … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Legionnaire’s Way

This months pulp story is another Georges Surdez short story that appeared in Collier’s on 5 April 1941.  (Well, not quite a pulp but nonetheless it is by Surdez.)  The story takes place in Japanese occupied Indochina and is a … Continue reading

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John Harvey AKA Ex-Legionnaire 1384, Operator 1384

John Henry Harvey was an Englishman (real name David Harvey John Jones) in the French Foreign Legion who, along with Bennett Doty (an American) and two Germans, deserted the Legion in Syria in 1926.  He was captured but eventually allowed … Continue reading

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