Category Archives: Christmas

1st Day of Christmas: 1 Kepi Blanc

It’s the end of the 12 Days of Christmas and my backwards countdown is done as I present one Kepi Blanc magazine.  I was originally going to scan my oldest (1962) issue from my collection, but those are the size … Continue reading

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2nd Day of Christmas: 2 Tales of Escape

For the 2nd Day of Christmas (or the 11th Day if you follow the Christmas carol) here are two tales of escape from the Foreign Legion.  They both appeared in the Wide World Magazine.  Though the same size as common … Continue reading

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3rd Day of Christmas: 3 Beau Peep

We are fast counting down to the end of the holidays.  My tree is still up until this weekend and the outside Christmas lights will still be lit but will come down after the tree–I’m not like the neighbors who … Continue reading

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4th Day of Christmas: 4 Foreign Legion Forts

Here are some scale model Foreign Legion forts a la Zinderneuf. Modular 3D Printed.  This one appeared on Facebook and it’s really well done but I’m can’t find the original post.  It appears in some large wargame tables so I’m … Continue reading

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6th Day of Christmas: 6 Legionnaires

Here are some notes and information on six somewhat famous and somewhat obscure former members of the Foreign Legion. The names are Norman Kerry, LeRoy Prinz, Fred Fisher, Ruediger Richter, Algernon Sartoris and a Private H. Levenkron. Norman Kerry was … Continue reading

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7th Day of Christmas: 7 Legion Pin-ups

Here are seven Foreign Legion pin-up girls created by Legion artist extraordinaire Evguenii Ponomarev.  If the illustration style looks familiar it’s because the highly prolific artist has been a regular painter of military and particularly Foreign Legion subjects for over … Continue reading

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8th Day of Christmas: 8 News Clippings

Continuing with my backwards Days of Christmas, here are eight news clippings featuring the Foreign Legion in some capacity.  Among some general commentary articles on the Foreign Legion there was a murder-suicide in the 2nd Regiment circa 1914, some proof … Continue reading

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10th Day of Christmas: 10 Pulp Illustrations

Here are 10 pulp illustrations featuring the Foreign Legion.  They are mostly from the men’s adventure magazines of the 1950’s and 60’s and most became cover art for various titles.  The bonus picture above was from Adventure Magazine but I … Continue reading

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12th Day of Christmas: 12 Pictures of Morocco

The Twelve days of Christmas is the period in Christian theology that marks the span between the birth of Christ and the coming of the Magi, the three wise men. It begins on December 25 (Christmas) and runs through January … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas! Joyeux Noël! Fröhliche Weihnachten!

Wishing all readers and followers of this blog a blessed Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Please keep in your prayers those affected by the brutal war in Ukraine.  Find it in your heart to support the various relief … Continue reading

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