Legion Pulp: A Saharan Battle

I hope nobody is disappointed by this single page pulp story.  It appeared in the January 1931 issue of Blue Book Magazine which also featured a Tarzan story by Edgar Rice Burroughs so we are lucky enough that this one was scanned by a generous soul on the internet.  One can tell from the first paragraph however that the authenticity of the tale is somewhat suspect since I never heard of a French Foreign Legion officer commanding a goum of meharists (camel mounted scouts).  But, this page did appear in a pulp magazine and I have to post it some time eventually as old pulp fiction stories of the Legion are a finite resource and are getting harder to find.  So you can use the .pdf or the image below to print out this story of a short but bloody desert action.  Note: I promise a longer story next month. 

A Saharan Battle

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4 Responses to Legion Pulp: A Saharan Battle

  1. Alex says:

    Disappointed? Like Hell. You have amassed a one-of-a-kind collection of these stories, and I and thousands of others are in your debt. So please keep at it.
    I do my share looking through magazine collections at yard sales and in antique stores. If I find one, count on it going straight to you. Thanks again for many hours of the stories that filled my boyhood with dreams of adventure and glory.


  2. Jason says:

    Thanks for posting these and keeping the site alive. I was wondering if anyone on here had a lead on some interwar Askari FFL minis and/or the Unfeasibly Legionnaires in Barracks Dress. Thanks, Jason.


    • Jack Wagner says:


      I’m not the best person to ask about the availability of the miniatures you mentioned. It’s my last understanding that the Askari figures are no longer being produced. I’m not sure about the Unfeasibly line but I think those can still be be found in the market. The experts reside at Lead Adventure Forum. https://leadadventureforum.com/ Pop a question on there and you will have an answer by the next day.


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