Author Archives: Jack Wagner

About Jack Wagner

Retired Army.

Legion Pulp: The Scarlet Oasis

Something a little different this month–an aviation story featuring a French escadrille stationed at Colomb Bechar, Algeria that flies in support of Foreign Legion ground operations against the hostile Bedouin tribes to the south…..or something like that.  Remember, this is … Continue reading

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Joyeux Camerone 2017!

Happy Camerone Day!  1.  Videos.  Here are a couple of Camerone related videos with the first posted today from the 13th DBLE who recently returned to France last year after decades overseas (since it’s creation in 1940).  The second is … Continue reading

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Mon Legionnaire Library Update

I finally got around to updating my Library page.  You can get there by clicking on the tab that says “Library” under Brian Donlevy (Sergeant Markoff) in my header.  I removed all of the .mobi and .epub links and replaced … Continue reading

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North African / Arab War Game Terrain Builds (from eBay)

Here is a post related to war gaming.  Over the years I’ve collected some pictures from various eBay listings for North African/Arab themed war game terrain.  Those posted today are mainly from two builders-sellers that make some really incredible builds–so … Continue reading

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Epic of the Foreign Legion (WWI)

Here is an article that I’ve had laying around for some time but had assumed it was already posted.  It is a chapter (page 27) from the book Deeds of Heroism and Bravery: The Book of Heroes and Personal Daring … Continue reading

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Grit Gregson: Ambush in the Valley of the Moon

Camerone Day is coming up fast and I’m a bit flat footing on my celebratory blog postings so here is the very first Grit Gregson feature that appeared the U.K. comic Lion (#096 dated 19 December 1953).  Legionnaire Gregson appeared … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Not in the Ritual

April’s Foreign Legion pulp story is from the pages of Adventure Magazine that first hit the streets way back on the 15th of March, 1931.  …another masterpiece from the master of Foreign Legion fiction–Georges Surdez.  It is about an intense … Continue reading

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Lost Sheep by Captain Vere Dawson Shortt

Lost Sheep by Vere Shortt.  Published by John Lane, The Bodley Head, London.  January, 1914.  312 pages. Here is a remarkable book and one of the best early French Foreign Legion novels I’ve ever read.  Lost Sheep has been my … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for March 2017

Another month gone…and good riddance to winter.   Here are some interesting Foreign Legion related links, pictures, articles and other tidbits. 1. Another Photo Album.  Posted by Simon F. at the Gentleman’s Military Interest Club was an interesting photo album … Continue reading

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New Photo Album: Foreign Legion in Indochina 1949-1952

It took a little time but I finally scanned over 50 original photographs of the Foreign Legion that I purchased on eBay.  They are from a collection of pictures that belonged to a Legion Sergeant Major Simone Jacques (LM 25913) … Continue reading

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