Author Archives: Jack Wagner

About Jack Wagner

Retired Army.

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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As in the Days of “Beau Geste” by P. C. Wren

This one page article came from The Illustrated London News of 13 November 1926.  It’s a unique instance of a writer of Foreign Legion fiction commenting on the writings of another author’s non-fictional memoir of actual experiences in the Legion … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: By Special Request

This month’s pulp fiction story featuring the French Foreign Legion is from the January, 1932 issue of Adventure.  Georges Surdez, the specialist in this unique sub-genre of adventure fiction, is the author.  It is another one of his tales of … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for August 2017

Sorry this is a bit late.  I’ve been busy enjoying the last days of summer before school starts next week.  Here are some interesting things about the Foreign Legion I’ve came across this month (not much). 1.  Foreign Legion Visits … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Combat Groups, Forward!

This month’s pulp fiction story is a “fact story” written by Crown Prince Aage of Denmark that appeared in the January 1933 issue of Blue Book.  Definitely a Foreign Legion pulp story written by an expert on the subject as … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for July 2017

It’s been a hot and humid month of July with unprecedented rainfall amounts.  Where I live this is a recipe for bumper crops of mosquitoes and gnats.  So there was plenty of time spent inside on the computer and here … Continue reading

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Previous Rank…

Here is an early pulp fiction post and another gem from the British Newspaper Archive…a short story by American author Van Wyck Mason that appeared in the 01 August 1934 issue of Britannia and Eve.  This story was previously published in … Continue reading

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