Category Archives: Articles

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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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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The Foreign Legion on Holiday (Ft. LeClerc)

Here is a quick post that gives a glimpse into what the Legion was up to back in 1952 during Camerone Day.  This article came from the 11 October UK illustrated magazine”The Sphere”.  This has a couple of pictures of … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge – Spring 2018

I used to post a monthly wrap up of new Foreign Legion related articles and items (a hodgepodge) found on the “inter-webs”.  I stopped these posts last year because it seemed like I was reaching too hard for relevant material … Continue reading

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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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