Legion Pulp: Member-at-Large

This month’s pulp fiction tale is by Georges Surdez again.  This is a seven page short story from him which appeared in the 01 January 1933 issue of Adventure.  This is a pretty grim tale of the sort that could have been re-published in Weird Tales.  Nothing supernatural of course…just grim and a bit gory.

Member at Large

By the way….I finally got all of my hobbies squeezed into one room.  Here are some pics.  The shiny desk is a packing table my son built for me while he was home on leave from the Navy.  The green desk will be a painting station for miniatures and across from that is my PC desk where I hope to spend more time blogging.  The Foreign Legion and Canadian Mounties account for my decorating themes.  My books are too numerous to fit into the office but they are just in the next room.   The whole area remains a work in progress but I’m very pleased with how things are right now and can hardly express the quiet pleasures of working in a dedicated office.  More to follow on this.  


About Jack Wagner

Retired Army.
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2 Responses to Legion Pulp: Member-at-Large

  1. JJ Platt says:

    Hi Jack,
    It has been a long time since I last wrote you, but after having just spent two hours looking at photos of ‘La vieille légion’ by Sergeant Major Jacques and others on your website, I feel that it is absolutely necessary to thank you for the enjoyment it has provided us–not only today, but regularly. My wife, also a history and Legion aficionado, did ‘borrow’ my comfy computer chair to get a better view of the screen, but, sacré bleu, what can one do?!
    We are retired and are military history buffs, having written several books together on early British medals, primarily of the English Civil War and the 17th c., but have had a long and strong secondary interest in the history of the Legion, particularly the years in Indochina. My next book, after finishing one on 16th c. English medals, will be on the First Indochina War–in which there seems to be a strong continuing interest–certainly on our part..
    One question I have for you after seeing the photos of your desk and office –how do you manage to keep them clear of clutter while being so productive? I have failed completely at this–please advise.
    Best wishes and keep those articles coming,
    Jerry Platt


    • Jack Wagner says:

      Jerry, Thanks so much for the feedback. I’m very glad you and your wife have both enjoyed the blog—you are very lucky to have a partner who shares your love of history. I took those photos of my new office after just getting everything moved in and it was nice and clean for a day or two. But is back to the way I like it–organized chaos. I still have to set up my painting station for miniatures and unpack some remaining boxes but hopefully I’ll begin posting more to the blog. Long ago I thought that I will run out of material but the opposite is true–I have so much to sort through and organize and research. More than enough to keep me running on Monlegionnaire for 20 more years. I look forward to helping you if I can on the First Indochina War book if I can in any way.


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