Monthly Archives: May 2016

I Was a Legionnaire

Here is an article from the October 9, 1953, issue of The Outspan–a South African weekly publication that ran from 1927 to 1957.  It was sent to me a couple of years ago by a generous reader of this blog … Continue reading

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Photo Album of Fremdenlegionär Leutener Part 2

Here are some random comments on these great pictures.  I’ve downloaded each photograph from these two albums and here is the breakdown. Album 1 (Fremdenlegion in Algerien 1930er Übersicht und Postkarten).  This album has 82 images and provides and overview … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Night Brings Wisdom

With his lieutenant caught in the net of a vicious money-lender, it was up to gruff Legionnaire Porchot to find–or smash–a way out… Here is this month’s pulp story from the imagination and typewriter of Georges Surdez.  This early work … Continue reading

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Photo Album of Fremdenlegionär Leutener

This amazing collection of vintage photographs recently appeared on Flickr in an album format posted by Hans-Michael Tappen of Munich.  It is a remarkable set of 382 original photographs affixed to several pages of a photo album that belonged to … Continue reading

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