Author Archives: Jack Wagner

About Jack Wagner

Retired Army.

Legion Pulp: Legionnaires Must Fight

This month’s pulp story is from Adventure magazine published in September of 1933.  It is another Georges Surdez story featuring another one of his unusual characters–this time a young French Lieutenant who is posted on the edge of the desert … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: The Knapsack

This short story comes from Adventure and was found in the May 1st issue of 1933.  The author, Pierre Mille, was a fairly well known French writer and journalist, born 1864 in Choisy-le-Roi, died January 12, 1941 in Paris.  “His … Continue reading

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Camerone 2019!

Bon fête! Today is the 156th anniversary of the famous Battle of Camarón (Bataille de Camerone) that took place this day in old Mexico. Ceremonies are held to commemorate this event wherever there are Foreign Legionnaires while the official event … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: An Enemy of Society

This story is from Adventure Magazine published 01 February of 1929.  It is a great story about the evils of strong drink and the weaknesses of two American Legionnaires whose paths are entwined from the moment they met at Fort … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: The Nine of Spades

The Nine of Spades appeared in the April, 1938 issue of Adventure.  The byline is Pierre Chaine and Georges Surdez.  I have no idea who Pierre Chaine is but we all know by now that Surdez’s specialty was tales of … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Grenades for the Colonel

This month’s pulp story was written by J. D. Newsom and appeared in the 16 February 1935 issue of Argosy.  This is an interesting tale of how the French higher-ups and officer class deal with Legionnaires whose battlefield deeds were … Continue reading

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Catching Up on Foreign Legion Miniatures

Here is a mixed bag of inspirational items related to miniatures (mainly 1:72 scale). 1. Plastic Soldier Review (PSR).  Two of the three new Strelets figures have been reviewed by one of my favorite web pages…the Foot Rif Rebels and … Continue reading

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DC’s Danger Trail: Battle Flag of the Legion

It’s a nice balmy -7 degrees (windchill -22) here in south central Wisconsin.  Tonight however, the temperature will be approaching -31 degrees with a windchill of -57 (that is -31 Celsius with a windchill of -49c).  Could there be a … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Soul of the Legion

This story comes from the July 1952 issue of Adventure Magazine.  The author, George C. Appell was very prolific in the pulps from about 1944 to 1957 (which was pretty well past the heyday of the pulps).  He wrote in … Continue reading

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My Life in the Legion by Trevor S. H. Jones

To close out 2018 here is an article from the British “true-life” adventure publication The Wide World Magazine.  I only have the seven pages of the article so I’m not sure what date this issue was but my best guess is … Continue reading

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