Author Archives: Jack Wagner

About Jack Wagner

Retired Army.

Legion Pulp: To Hell for the Devil

This month’s pulp is written by Richard E. Wormser who was an American pulp writer who wrote fiction in just about all genres from the early 1930’s until his death in 1977.  When the pulps died out in the 1940’s … Continue reading

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Wargames Illustrated Foreign Legion Articles

I’ve been a big fan of Wargames Illustrated since it started appearing in my Barnes and Noble bookstore several years ago.  Hard copy is pretty pricey so I only bought the magazine when it had interesting articles on terrain building … Continue reading

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The Foreign Legion and the Fourth Liberty Loan – Pictures!

Here are some more wonderful pictures of that small detachment of about 122 French Foreign Legionnaires (including 12 officers) who traveled to the U.S. in the fall of 1918 to participate in rallies for the Fourth Liberty Loan.   These … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas – Joyeux Noël – Fröhliche Weihnachten

Wishing all readers and followers of this blog a very wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Please remember to keep in our prayers those brave men from all over the world who are away from their families and loved … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Once an Officer

This month’s pulp story comes from Adventure magazine (15 Sep 1932) and once again the author is Georges Surdez.  This is a garrison tale featuring an American Legionnaire sergeant stationed in a forward depot who has to negotiate a volatile … Continue reading

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Radio Check

I had my appendix taken out last Sunday.  They performed a laparoscopic appendectomy which means this type of surgery was supposed to be minimally invasive and allow for a speedier recovery.  All I have to say is that my experience … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: The Man from Nowhere

This short story is from the 15 October 1932 issue of Adventure and, yet again, it is from the typewriter of Geroges Surdez.  Much of this story consists of character development.  Surdez builds layer upon layer of detail onto his … Continue reading

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After a Hundred Years…this IS the Foreign Legion

This is another fine article on the Foreign Legion from the British Newspaper Archive.  Like other articles posted here it is an account of the Foreign Legion written on or around their 100th Anniversary / Centennial.  It appeared in the … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Gold Galons

This month’s Foreign Legion pulp fiction story is again from Adventure magazine (March, 1937).  The author is Frederick C. Painton who was a very prolific pulp fiction writer who had well over 300 stories in multiple genres and dozens of … Continue reading

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Grit Gregson: Held to Ransom

I recently found that I have several more of these great Grit Gregson stories squirreled away on my hard drives, so here is another–this one is from the pages of the British comic Lion (23 Jan 1954).  In this story Grit … Continue reading

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