Author Archives: Jack Wagner

About Jack Wagner

Retired Army.

Legion Pulp: The Shanghaied Legionnaire

Sorry for being so tardy again on posting.  I’m putting lots of extra time in at work and correspondingly have gotten way behind on my extracurricular hobbies such as blogging as well as reading.  Things should slow down in November … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Mumps

This story is from J.D. Newsom and is one of his earlier tales of the Foreign Legion appearing in the 10 January 1926 issue of Adventure.  The story is an old one where the ranks get their revenge on an … Continue reading

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Kiffen Rockwell WWI Album

I came across a very interesting photo album on Flickr the other day.  It appears the State Archives of North Carolina digitized 108 photographs from the Kiffin Y. Rockwell Papers that is part of their WWI Collection.  They were recently … Continue reading

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Some Robert Service

Here a couple of more poems of the Foreign Legion written by Robert Service.  I found the first two in the archived issues of the Canadian publication – MacLean’s Magazine and thought they needed posting since they are illustrated two-page … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: A Bit of Red Ribbon

This novelette is from the 15 June 1931 issue of Adventure.  J. D. Newsom is the author and he again presents a fish-out-of-water story. …an outsider who finds himself in the Foreign Legion and must cope with his unfortunate situation.  … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for Summer 2018

Well, summer is about over for me–at least for all the home landscape and garden projects, travel and vacations, the visiting relatives and general busy work that needed to be done in the good weather.  It’s time for some relaxation … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Too Old

This pulp story comes from the June 1931 issue of The Popular Magazine.  It was written by former soldier turned journalist and fiction writer Captain Leighton H. Blood.  In early 1928, Blood was reporting on the still tense situation in … Continue reading

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French Blockhouses – Part 3: Africa

This post gave me a serious bout of writer’s block and I’m just going to post it now to get it out of the way and move on to other things.  The subject matter was far greater than I thought … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: The Gorilla of No. 4

This month’s pulp fiction story is from J. D. Newsom and appeared in the 01 January 1928 issue of Adventure.  It is a tale of dandy officers (fancy pants) who find themselves in the midst of a tribal rebellion on … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: A Berber Racket

This month’s pulp story comes from the 15 October 1931 issue of The Popular – Complete Stories.  This title used to be the called The Popular Magazine until it was merged with Street and Smith’s Complete Stories in 1931.  It’s … Continue reading

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