Category Archives: Legion Forts

Hodgepodge for January 2017

January was a pretty slow month as far as news, press releases and interesting items related to the Foreign Legion.  Here is what I have been able to cobble together…. 1. Foreign Legion Forts on eBay.  I admit to shamelessly … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for March 2016

A day late again on this one and I also have no reason to post this on April Fools Day since there is nothing foolish here.  Here are some random things I’ve found over the month related to the French … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for July 2015

A little late on this post but here are some of the Foreign Legion related items I’ve come across in July. 1. Dark Mystique of French Foreign Legion.  A short AFP article on the Foreign Legion recently appeared on Yahoo … Continue reading

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The Road of Death

Here is a short article written and illustrated by Howard Brodie for Collier’s, January 1951 issue.  It is illustrative of the French position in Indochina in 1950 as it became increasingly dangerous as small scale combat flared up along the … Continue reading

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Some Desert Forts

Here is a random selection of North African desert forts… Adam, a loyal reader of this blog, kindly provided me with pictures of his Foreign Legion desert outpost.  He says that “the basic structure is foamcore with a plaster skin; … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for January 2015

hodgepodge (\ˈhäj-ˌpäj\): a mixture of different things; often a confused mixture of things that don’t go together.  Alteration of hotchpotch (a mutton stew with mixed vegetables) Well this months mixture does have a unifying theme–as always, the French Foreign Legion. … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for August 2014

Another month gone by.  It’s realize its been kind of slow for this blog this summer.  I think I’ve been doing too many other projects lately that has taken it’s toll on my posting here.  It’s amazing that when you … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for March 2014

Here is my monthly roll up of French Foreign Legion related odd and ends. 1.  Pete Seeger–Folk Singer / Uncle Alan Seeger–Legionnaire.  Here is a connection that I was not aware of until the recent death of Pete Seeger, the … Continue reading

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A Legion Fort in 1:30 Scale

Michael completed a real nice looking desert outpost for his intrepid Legionnaires from Thomas Gunn Miniatures.  The first four pictures are the “work in progress” and the following four show the finished fort.  He also provided some great action shots … Continue reading

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Legion Forts: Camp Bugeaud, In Salah

Camp Bugeaud is located in the middle of the Algerian Sahara in the tiny oasis town of In Sahah, the capital of the Tidikelt region in Adrar Province.  It was built around 1900-1901 and named after the French Marshal Thomas … Continue reading

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