Monthly Archives: January 2017

More Harrison Forman Indochina Pictures

Here is an additional batch of pictures taken by journalist Harrison Forman during his trip to Indochina in 1950.  These photographs were found on the University of Milwaukee Libraries Digital Collections page but were labeled differently than those posted here … Continue reading

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History of War: The French Foreign Legion

Just a quick post today and an editorial note below. This article was featured in the UK military history magazine History of War (#27, 2016).  It provides a short history of the Foreign Legion from it’s founding to modern times.  … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Hands of the Idol

January’s pulp fiction story comes from the pages of Five-Novels Monthly (July 1934) and was written by Major George Fielding Eliot.  Eliot (1894-1971) was quite an amazing man who fought in the Australian Army in WWI (to include the Gallipoli … Continue reading

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Yaquinto’s “The French Foreign Legion”

I’m starting 2017 off a bit differently–skipping the usual monthly wrap-up (Hodgepodge) for last month and finally doing a post on this long forgotten and hard-to-find war game.  Yaquinto Publications was a short lived (1979-1983) but prolific war game manufacturer … Continue reading

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