Author Archives: Jack Wagner

About Jack Wagner

Retired Army.

Legion Pulp: An Enemy of Society

This story is from Adventure Magazine published 01 February of 1929.  It is a great story about the evils of strong drink and the weaknesses of two American Legionnaires whose paths are entwined from the moment they met at Fort … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: The Nine of Spades

The Nine of Spades appeared in the April, 1938 issue of Adventure.  The byline is Pierre Chaine and Georges Surdez.  I have no idea who Pierre Chaine is but we all know by now that Surdez’s specialty was tales of … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Grenades for the Colonel

This month’s pulp story was written by J. D. Newsom and appeared in the 16 February 1935 issue of Argosy.  This is an interesting tale of how the French higher-ups and officer class deal with Legionnaires whose battlefield deeds were … Continue reading

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Catching Up on Foreign Legion Miniatures

Here is a mixed bag of inspirational items related to miniatures (mainly 1:72 scale). 1. Plastic Soldier Review (PSR).  Two of the three new Strelets figures have been reviewed by one of my favorite web pages…the Foot Rif Rebels and … Continue reading

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DC’s Danger Trail: Battle Flag of the Legion

It’s a nice balmy -7 degrees (windchill -22) here in south central Wisconsin.  Tonight however, the temperature will be approaching -31 degrees with a windchill of -57 (that is -31 Celsius with a windchill of -49c).  Could there be a … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Soul of the Legion

This story comes from the July 1952 issue of Adventure Magazine.  The author, George C. Appell was very prolific in the pulps from about 1944 to 1957 (which was pretty well past the heyday of the pulps).  He wrote in … Continue reading

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My Life in the Legion by Trevor S. H. Jones

To close out 2018 here is an article from the British “true-life” adventure publication The Wide World Magazine.  I only have the seven pages of the article so I’m not sure what date this issue was but my best guess is … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas! * Joyeux Noël * Fröhliche Weihnachten!

Wishing all visitors to this blog, past, present and future,  a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  …and lets raise our glasses and toast those who serve in the armed forces and protective services of our respective countries.  … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: The Blade of Justice

Here is a story from Theodore Roscoe that appeared in the September 1932 issue of Action Stories.  Roscoe is the author of a series of pulp stories featuring grizzled legionnaire Thibaut Corday who relates some hard to believe tales from … Continue reading

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Strelets French Foreign Legion & Rif Figures

Exciting news (at least for me).  There appears to be four new sets of Foreign Legion themed 1:72 scale plastic miniatures coming out in the near future.  These are from the Russian company Strelets.  For now these sets are in … Continue reading

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