Legion Pulp: Luck of the Legion

This is not the “Luck of the Legion” by Geoffrey Bond.  It’s a short story by Georges Surdez that appeared in the pulp magazine Adventure for January 1942.  Surdez took his writing to a different level during the war by setting many of his stories in occupied and wartime France, North Africa and in this case Syria where at some point Free French Foreign Legion forces clashed with Vichy Legionnaires. This is a short three page story that appears to me may have been the start of something longer by the author but truncated at some point perhaps by a deadline to meet or the publishers wanted something squeezed into three-pages to fill a gap.  It’s not one of Surdez’s best pieces but he again does a good job of capturing the small world veteran Legionnaires live in and the things they will do for their comrades.

Luck of the Legion

About Jack Wagner

Retired Army.
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