Author Archives: Jack Wagner

About Jack Wagner

Retired Army.

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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The Life of the Legion

The other day I decided to check out what could be found at The British Newspaper Archive.  This site has a modest paywall for access and I purchased a single month.  After spending several days browsing and searching I can … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Desert Finale

This short story appeared in the April, 1943 issue of Argosy.  There is no mention of the Foreign Legion in this one but there is a besieged desert fort, some Méharistes, a battery of 75’s, spahis and a generic force … Continue reading

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French Business Signs

Something different today.  I found this book (Attributs au pochoir, modèles d”enseignes et inscriptions) on Galica last week and thought it might be useful for war game terrain or diorama builders.  It’s from around 1914 and shows 28 different generic … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for June 2017

Ah, summertime is here.  One would think blogging and summer go great together yet I’m finding little time for either.  Probably something to do with work, my son’s high school graduation and party, an out of town wedding, too much … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Khyada

This month’s pulp story is from the 1st of February 1932 issue of Adventure.  This was written by Geroges Surdez and is another example of his very well developed characters–in this case the Alsatian Legion Sergeant Michel Stoeckel.   Sergeant … Continue reading

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