Category Archives: Books

Hodgepodge for October 2016

Well, Happy Halloween everyone, that would have been yesterday the 31st for those who might be unfamiliar with this holiday.  I searched my archives and the web for hours last week but I couldn’t find a supernatural or scary story … Continue reading

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Foreign Legion Recruitment Booklet

A short post today to pass on an interesting little Foreign Legion recruitment booklet/pamphlet (in English).  Not sure of the date but it was published most likely between 1979 to 1982 (a clue is on the above illustration).  Back in … Continue reading

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The White Kepi by Walter Kanitz

The White Kepi: A Casual History of the French Foreign Legion by Walter Kanitz.  1956.  364 pages. The White Kepi is an odd book.  It is not a fiction book yet it falls far short of any type of decent … Continue reading

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High Adventure #148: Adventure Fiction by F. Van Wyck Mason

“It’s not often I find a newly published book that I like–but when I do they are about the French Foreign Legion.”  This book is doubly exciting because if features the classic Foreign Legion as found in classic pulp fiction.  … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for May 2016

A day late on this post but here are some of the random items I’ve found related to the French Foreign Legion.   1.  Podcast: What We Learned About the French Foreign Legion.  This is an interesting, almost hour long, … Continue reading

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Twixt Hell and Allah – Five Sous a Day by Francis A. Waterhouse

Twixt Hell and Allah by Francis A. Waterhouse (Ex-Legionnaire 1484) in collaboration with R. Kenneth Macaulay. Sampson, Low, Marston & Co. Ltd., London 1931. Illustrated with 5 B&W photos. 268 pages. Five Sous a Day by Francis A. Waterhouse (Ex-Legionnaire … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for August 2015

In addition to the uniform prints that I’ve been all fired up about (and will post many more shortly) I did stumble on other items relating to the Foreign Legion this month. 1.   French Foreign Legion in WWII.   Here … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for May 2015

Sorry for being AWOL for a couple weeks…spring cleaning, home repairs and yard work (and my day job) kind of eat away my free time.  Anyway, here are some odds and ends related to the Foreign Legion. 1.  Motivational Videos.  … Continue reading

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Hachette Soldats de la Légion Etrangère

(My next collecting obsession…)  Hachette produces an amazing line of collectable 54mm/1:32 figurines depicting the French Foreign Legion throughout history.  You may have seen them around–the first 32 figures in the series were produced by King and Country and the … Continue reading

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The French Foreign Legion by John Robert Young

The French Foreign Legion: The Inside Story of the World-Famous Fighting Force by John Robert Young with Erwan Bergot and Len Deighton (Introduction).  1985.  220 pages. This book may look familiar to readers.  It has been around in various reprints, … Continue reading

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