Category Archives: Photographs

WWI Photographs of the Foreign Legion

I was browsing the digital images of World War I that are found in the online collection known as the Albums Valois and discovered several photographs depicting the Foreign Legion.  These photo albums (according to their website which I paraphrase … 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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New Photo Album: Foreign Legion in Indochina 1949-1952

It took a little time but I finally scanned over 50 original photographs of the Foreign Legion that I purchased on eBay.  They are from a collection of pictures that belonged to a Legion Sergeant Major Simone Jacques (LM 25913) … Continue reading

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More Harrison Forman Indochina Pictures

Here is an additional batch of pictures taken by journalist Harrison Forman during his trip to Indochina in 1950.  These photographs were found on the University of Milwaukee Libraries Digital Collections page but were labeled differently than those posted here … Continue reading

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Harrison Forman’s Pictures of the First Indochina War

The University of Milwaukee Libraries Digital Collections page has posted over 300 photos taken by Harrison Forman during a 1950 visit to French Indochina.  Forman (1904-1978) was an American explorer, aviator, photographer, journalist and author.  The collection at UWM comprises … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for November 2016

It’s amazing how quickly the days are passing as this cruel and amazing year draws to an end.  The Christmas Season has suddenly exploded; all over the stores, the TV, radio and internet.  My small town’s streets and shop windows … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for September 2016

Sorry for the lack of posts this past month–for some reason the older you get the less time you seem to have each day (and I thought it would be the other way around).  Here are some items I came … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for July 2016

Well the month of July was pretty slow going for this blog–having skipped several weeks of posting for most of June as well.  I did find one article and several collections of photographs related to the Foreign Legion this month… … Continue reading

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Photo Album of Fremdenlegionär Leutener Part 2

Here are some random comments on these great pictures.  I’ve downloaded each photograph from these two albums and here is the breakdown. Album 1 (Fremdenlegion in Algerien 1930er Übersicht und Postkarten).  This album has 82 images and provides and overview … Continue reading

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Photo Album of Fremdenlegionär Leutener

This amazing collection of vintage photographs recently appeared on Flickr in an album format posted by Hans-Michael Tappen of Munich.  It is a remarkable set of 382 original photographs affixed to several pages of a photo album that belonged to … Continue reading

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