Category Archives: Famous Legionnaires

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 January 2016

Sorry for the lack of posts this month.  I’ve been busy with work and other projects and I often get home in a vegetative state of mind, not wanting to do much of anything else but watch politics on TV … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for December 2015

Happy New Year to everyone.  I’ve sufficiently recovered from last night’s overindulgence  to be able to put together this short post to start off the new year. 1. The Man and the Legend.  This article is a well done piece … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for September 2015

Last month I came across the following bits and pieces relating to the French Foreign Legion. 1. Delmar Calvert.  I stumbled upon the name Delmar Calvert browsing cervens forum and then found two good articles about him here and here. … Continue reading

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Post Card from Legionnaire Charles Sweeny (to Mom)

Here is an interesting bit of history that I acquired via eBay last week…an actual post card written by Charles S. Sweeny while he was serving in France with the French Foreign Legion in WWI, to his mother in Spokane, … Continue reading

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Famous Legionnaires: Maurice Brocco

I found an interesting article on French bicyclist Maurice Brocco (28 January 1885 – 26 June 1965) in a Thrilling Adventures pulp (May 1937).  It seems this pugnacious athlete had quite a thrilling life well before setting off on his … Continue reading

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Famous Legionnaires: Eugene Jacques Bullard

Eugene Jacques Bullard (9 October 1895 – 12 October 1961) was the first African American aviator and one of only two black combat pilots in World War I.  He flew for the American Lafayette Flying Corps but before he joined … Continue reading

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A Soldier of the Legion: John F. Elkington

This short article comes from The Literary Digest of 06 January 1917 and concerns the military career of LTC John F. Elkington.  It is one classic (and true) example of the Foreign Legion’s magnetic pull that attracts individuals seeking some … Continue reading

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Legionnaire Alfred Perrott-White

Just a short post today on an article the appeared in Yank Magazine in December of 1944.  It features Alfred Perrott-White, an amazing English soldier of fortune who joined the French Foreign Legion in 1938 at the ripe age of … Continue reading

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Men of Daring: Prince Aage

One of the most famous Foreign Legionnaires was the Dane known as Prince Aage or more formally Count Aage of Rosenborg.  (He has a short bio on Wikipedia)  Prince Aage entered the French Foreign Legion in 1922 at the age … Continue reading

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