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 who painstakingly taped several photo copies together to make one large complete spread (thanks again Oliver). I tried to scan it and reassemble it in some readable format but the results did not look too good so I grabbed the text and recreated the article in MS Word. The .pdf is below.
I found the article an interesting take on the Foreign Legion and the conflict in Indo-China. It repeats many of the common Legion legends of horror and brutality and tall tales of combat one usually finds in the American men’s adventure magazines. This may be because the magazine, The Outspan, was a mostly fiction based magazine that included many adventure and war stories over it’s long run.