Category Archives: Books

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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Mon Legionnaire Library Update

I finally got around to updating my Library page.  You can get there by clicking on the tab that says “Library” under Brian Donlevy (Sergeant Markoff) in my header.  I removed all of the .mobi and .epub links and replaced … Continue reading

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Lost Sheep by Captain Vere Dawson Shortt

Lost Sheep by Vere Shortt.  Published by John Lane, The Bodley Head, London.  January, 1914.  312 pages. Here is a remarkable book and one of the best early French Foreign Legion novels I’ve ever read.  Lost Sheep has been my … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for March 2017

Another month gone…and good riddance to winter.   Here are some interesting Foreign Legion related links, pictures, articles and other tidbits. 1. Another Photo Album.  Posted by Simon F. at the Gentleman’s Military Interest Club was an interesting photo album … Continue reading

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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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