Monthly Archives: April 2015

Camerone 2015

“They were here less than sixty, opposed by an army.  Its mass crushed them.  Life, not honor, abandoned these French soldiers, April 30, 1863.” Well, Camerone Day again…bonne fête! Here are some related items presented in a hodgepodge manner. 1.  … Continue reading

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Double Dose of “Grit Gregson – Fighter in the Foreign Legion”

Here are two short tales of Grit Gregson from the U.K. comic “Lion”.  Both appeared in 1954–22 May for The Mascot They Didn’t Want (#118) and 12 June for He Arrested His Pal (#121).  Of course these are a bit … Continue reading

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Some Desert Forts

Here is a random selection of North African desert forts… Adam, a loyal reader of this blog, kindly provided me with pictures of his Foreign Legion desert outpost.  He says that “the basic structure is foamcore with a plaster skin; … Continue reading

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Here is a wonderfully drawn graphic tale of the French Foreign Legion that appeared in Vampirella #78 (May 1979), my favorite of all Warren Comic’s from the 1960’s and 70’s.  The artist was Jose Ortiz and the story was by … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Murder Sands

April’s pulp story comes from the December 1940 issue of Action Stories.  The author is John Starr which was a house pseudonym used by Fiction House from about 1933 to 1953.  Action Stories was a general “adventure” type of pulp … Continue reading

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Soldiers of the Legion

I recently found a treasure trove of digital reading material at the archives of The American Legion Magazine (link).  Here you can find 1,524 back issues (from 1919 to 2014) that are fully downloadable in .pdf format.  Many of the … Continue reading

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