Monthly Archives: April 2022

Camerone 2022!

Today is the 159th anniversary of the famous Battle of Camarón (Bataille de Camerone) that took place this day in Mexico.  It’s the most revered and celebrated commemoration in the Foreign Legion.  For the first time in two years since … Continue reading

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200 Foreign Legion Fiction Books

Here’s another long term project finally come to completion.  It consists of two very large sized pictures that serve as a graphic bibliography depicting the covers of 200 fiction books featuring the French Foreign Legion in some capacity. The first … Continue reading

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Grit Gregson: Dandy Diamond Captured!

Since this week is the run-up to Camerone Day (30 April) I’m going to try to post as much as my schedule can allow.  This will mean an obligatory Grit Gregson story from the pages of the UK comic “Lion”.  … Continue reading

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Légion Étrangère Souvenir – 4th B.F.C. 1RE Tong-Tonkin

Here is a wonderful find discovered a couple months ago, although it has been out there for a while.  The item is a digital copy of a photo album produced for the 1931 Colonial Exposition-Paris.  It portrays legionnaires from the … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Wineskin

The mid-month pulp story for April is another great tale written by Georges Surdez.  It appeared in the 15 December, 1930, issue of Adventure.  The story here, like many others, speaks to the power of wine, for good or bad, … Continue reading

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