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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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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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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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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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Epic of the Foreign Legion (WWI)

Here is an article that I’ve had laying around for some time but had assumed it was already posted.  It is a chapter (page 27) from the book Deeds of Heroism and Bravery: The Book of Heroes and Personal Daring … Continue reading

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My Visit to the Foreign Legion by COL P. T. Etherton

Here is an article that appeared in the 20 June 1931 issue of the UK’s Pictorial Weekly (formerly The Penny Pictorial Magazine).  It was written by Colonel P. T. Etherton which was a nom-de-plume for the well known travel writer … Continue reading

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The Old Foreign Legion 1831-1835 and its Uniforms

Tradition, the fantastic French language magazine that showcases historical military uniforms, equipment and militaria (armes-uniformes-figurines) had a three part series back in 1997 that explored the founding of the French Foreign Legion and goes into detail about their uniforms and … Continue reading

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History of War: The French Foreign Legion

Just a quick post today and an editorial note below. This article was featured in the UK military history magazine History of War (#27, 2016).  It provides a short history of the Foreign Legion from it’s founding to modern times.  … Continue reading

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Vendetta in the Desert

I was not sure if this story should be posted under fiction or fact.  It is a bit far fetched and was written by the imaginative Geoffrey Bocca (who also wrote a nonfiction work on the Foreign Legion titled La … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for July 2016

Well the month of July was pretty slow going for this blog–having skipped several weeks of posting for most of June as well.  I did find one article and several collections of photographs related to the Foreign Legion this month… … Continue reading

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