This month’s French Foreign Legion randomness….
1. Steampunk French Militaire. Steampunk Soldiers: Uniforms & Weapons from the Age of Steam is a newer release from Osprey Publishing. It features fantastical uniform prints and background information for various national armed forces as they would be depicted in a Steampunk / Victorian era from 1887 to 1895. Countries included are Great Britain, France, Germany, United States and Confederate States of America, Russia, Austo-Hungarian Empire, Italy, Japan and The Minor Powers. Here are some teasers from the French forces.
2. Kazakshtani in French Foreign Legion. I never get tired of reading how some Legionnaires decided to join the Foreign Legion and their experiences therein. In this news story it seems that Jean-Claude Van Damme is still an inspiration to potential bleus. Article.
4. Mali Update. A great news report here on the ongoing operation (Operation Serval) currently taking place in in the Ifoghas Mountains. The 2REP is depicted in the video and although the announcer says this is part one of a two part report I cannot find the second video.