Author Archives: Jack Wagner

About Jack Wagner

Retired Army.

Legion Pulp: The Medal

November’s pulp story comes from the 15 December 1927 issue of Adventure.  Written by J. D. Newsom it takes place just after the Great War when American veteran Alexander Sutton discovers his French war bride he takes back home is … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: The Cure

This story by J. D. Newsom was published in Adventure Magazine on 01 January 1930,  appearing four years before Newsom’s other Foreign Legion story called “The Rest Cure” which appeared in the April 1934 issue.  They are two different stories … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Under Contract

I hope nobody is getting tired of Georges Surdez because the pulp story for September is yet another Surdez tale that appeared in Adventure Magazine (October 1938).  It is not that long at 11 pages but is a good one … Continue reading

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Combat and Survival

Combat and Survival was a military, firearms and survival magazine that appeared in the late 1980’s from the United Kingdom.  You might recognize this older logo.  It was a slim publication but one that actually lasted 30 years or so … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Nine Picked Men Part 4

Here is the last installment of this grand serial.  The story left off with the small band of deserters caught between vengeful Spanish patrols and their own fears of returning to French Morocco and facing eight years in a punishment … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Nine Picked Men Part 3

Here is the next installment of Georges Surdez’s serial.  This part takes the nine deserters from the Foreign Legion into the Spanish controlled area of Morocco where the leader of the small band expects to make contact with allies in … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Nine Picked Men Part 2

As promised, here is the second installment of this serial.  If you read the first part you will remember that Legionnaire Brandon Maddock, after beating up a pesky corporal in a dive bar in the village négre , used some … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Nine Picked Men

This month’s pulp story is a four-part serial from Georges Surdez.  Nine Picked Men appeared in the May, June, July and August 1937, issues of Adventure.  The first part says that this was to be a three part story but … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Member-at-Large

This month’s pulp fiction tale is by Georges Surdez again.  This is a seven page short story from him which appeared in the 01 January 1933 issue of Adventure.  This is a pretty grim tale of the sort that could … Continue reading

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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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