Monthly Archives: December 2022

6th Day of Christmas: 6 Legionnaires

Here are some notes and information on six somewhat famous and somewhat obscure former members of the Foreign Legion. The names are Norman Kerry, LeRoy Prinz, Fred Fisher, Ruediger Richter, Algernon Sartoris and a Private H. Levenkron. Norman Kerry was … Continue reading

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7th Day of Christmas: 7 Legion Pin-ups

Here are seven Foreign Legion pin-up girls created by Legion artist extraordinaire Evguenii Ponomarev.  If the illustration style looks familiar it’s because the highly prolific artist has been a regular painter of military and particularly Foreign Legion subjects for over … Continue reading

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8th Day of Christmas: 8 News Clippings

Continuing with my backwards Days of Christmas, here are eight news clippings featuring the Foreign Legion in some capacity.  Among some general commentary articles on the Foreign Legion there was a murder-suicide in the 2nd Regiment circa 1914, some proof … Continue reading

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9th Day of Christmas: 9 Rouge Vert Newspapers

The following items consist of nine copies of the 11th Foreign Infantry Regiment’s internally produced newspaper “Rouge Vert“.  These were published from 01 Jan 1940 to 01 May 1940 consisting of issues #4 to #12.  This covers a portion of … Continue reading

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10th Day of Christmas: 10 Pulp Illustrations

Here are 10 pulp illustrations featuring the Foreign Legion.  They are mostly from the men’s adventure magazines of the 1950’s and 60’s and most became cover art for various titles.  The bonus picture above was from Adventure Magazine but I … Continue reading

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11th Day of Christmas: 11 Foreign Legion Movie Posters

Presenting 11 Foreign Legion Movie posters for my “Backwards 12 Days of Christmas”.  I’m sure you can spot the two modern ones; the nicely named Monlegionnaire and Legio Patria Nostra.

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12th Day of Christmas: 12 Pictures of Morocco

The Twelve days of Christmas is the period in Christian theology that marks the span between the birth of Christ and the coming of the Magi, the three wise men. It begins on December 25 (Christmas) and runs through January … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noël! Fröhliche Weihnachten!

Wishing all readers and followers of this blog a blessed Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Please keep in your prayers those affected by the brutal war in Ukraine.  Find it in your heart to support the various relief … Continue reading

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Kickstarter for “The Compleat Beau Geste”

They say December is the month for “giving” which I tend to agree with…but December is also the gift “getting” season and who better to give a gift to than yourself.  In this case I highly recommend readers back The … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Turnstile

This Foreign Legion story by Georges Surdez appeared in the March 1929 issue of Everybody’s Magazine. Everybody’s was started in 1899 as a general literary magazine featuring fiction, verse, drama, music and lyrics.  It later transitioned into a pulp fiction … Continue reading

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