Legion Pulp: Hands of the Idol

hands-of-the-idolJanuary’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 campaign, the Somme, Passchendaele, Arras, and Amiens) ending his service as a Major.  After the war he became a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) and then later joined the U.S. Army Reserve as an Intelligence Officer (serving from 1922-1933) where he again rose to the rank of Major before retiring again and pursuing his writing career more earnestly.  He penned several other Foreign Legion tales besides this one to include Loot for the Legion, The Trumpets of the Legion, and The Legion Strikes.  These appeared in various pulps such as War Stories and Action Stories.

Hands-of-the-Idol

NOTE: This is not my scan–so a big thank you to the original scanner, “sas”, who preserved this issue of Five-Novels Monthly forever (at least in cyberspace).

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About Jack Wagner

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