Author Archives: Jack Wagner

About Jack Wagner

Retired Army.

Legion Pulp: The Rif Sailent

The Riff Salient  is from the experienced pen of Warren Hastings Miller and appeared in the July, 1928 issue of Blue Book Magazine.  It’s one of Miller’s Hell’s Angels Squad stories and features Legionnaires Anzac Bill, Ike Smith of Texas, … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: A Lamp-Post for the Viscount

Here is a short Georges Surdez story that appeared in the December 1938 issue of Adventure.  It’s another of his great character developments–this time of an elderly officer, an elite snob extraordinarie, Captain Alexandre de Barrois, a landed Viscount of … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: The Blue Sultan

This month’s story is from the March, 1935 issue of Thrilling Adventures.  The author is the esteemed Major George Fielding Eliot whose real life experiences might rival those found in pulp fiction.  The story involves an American intelligence officer of … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: A Soldier of the Legion

This story, with a well used cliché of a title, comes from the pages of  December 1933 issue of Thrilling Adventures.  The author, Captain Kerry McRoberts, was a house pseudonym often used by the better known pulp master Norman A. … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Some Die Hard

This story from Robert Carse appeared in a 1931 issue of Argosy.  It is actually more of a Devil’s Island genre than a Foreign Legion tale although the two main protagonists are former Legionnaires, one an officer and the other … Continue reading

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Men of the Legion

This comic was originally in Spanish and called Hombres De La Legion.  The illustrator was Alberto Salinas and story by Alfredo Grassi.  It was published by Ediciones Record and appeared in English by Eclipse Comics in two editions (#3 and … Continue reading

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Camerone 2021

Bonne fête legionnaires! From what I’ve read the official celebration at Aubagne is going to be another closed, COVID influenced event, similar to last year, with “social distancing” (a term I’ve come to loath) and more masks.  If you are … Continue reading

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D-1 Camerone Day

Camerone Day has come on pretty fast.  I usually post a bunch of odds and ends throughout the week that Camerone Day occurs but since I’ve been slow and distracted I’ll try to get caught up with this post. 1. … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Gentlemen Pay

Here is another great story from Georges Surdez which appeared in the February 1938 issue of Adventure.  It starts out like other Surdez stories revolving around a young officer’s honor and courage or in this case a sudden and confusing … Continue reading

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100 Foreign Legion Books

Here is a quick post for today…something I’ve been messing with for a long time.  I thought it would be a good idea to gather the covers of the books about the Foreign Legion into one large type of info-graphic … Continue reading

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