Monthly Archives: March 2014

Hodgepodge for March 2014

Here is my monthly roll up of French Foreign Legion related odd and ends. 1.  Pete Seeger–Folk Singer / Uncle Alan Seeger–Legionnaire.  Here is a connection that I was not aware of until the recent death of Pete Seeger, the … Continue reading

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Le Petit Journal Covers 5

A quick post today as I conduct some spring cleaning of my digital file cabinets.  These pictures are some of the weekly covers of the French magazine Le Petit Journal from the late 1800’s to roughly 1914. They were found on … Continue reading

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The Irish in the Foreign Legion

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!  On the History Ireland website there is an interesting article entitled Fenians in the French Foreign Legion which explores the Irish contribution to the French military and to the French Foreign Legion in particular.  Highlighted are … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: The Word of Adjutant Kent Part 1

The Foreign Legion pulp story for this month is from Argosy All Story Weekly of 08 Jun 1929.   It was written by F. V. W. Mason (aka, Francis Van Wyck Mason or Van Wyck Mason) who was a prolific pulp … Continue reading

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Sergeant Klems

Sergeant Klems / Il sergente Klems.  Released 1971.  Italian–dubbed in English.   96 minutes.  Directed by Sergio Grieco; Cast: Peter Strauss (Foreign Legion Sergeant Otto Josef Klems), Tina Aumont (daughter of Rif Leader). Like many veterans I can’t sit through … Continue reading

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