Category Archives: Pulp Fiction Stories

Legion Pulp: The Baturu Mandarin

Here is another Georges Surdez short story–only this one is set in the northern Tonkin jungles of French Indochina.  It was featured in the February 1934 issue of Adventure Magazine.  The plot revolves around young Lieutenant Larcher, a well-to-do scion, … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Suicide Patrol

Here is another fine story from Georges Surdez.  This one appeared in the August 1934 issue of Adventure and featured this glorious cover by John Newton Howitt.  At 34 pages it is pretty long and features plenty of action against … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: The Ghost in the Bastion

  This Wu-Flu edition of Foreign Legion pulp comes to us by Adventure Magazine from 15 July 1930.  J. D. Newsom again crafts an enjoyable tale that takes place in French Tonkin (the northern portion of then French Indochina where … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: By Way of Gratitude

The pulp fiction story for March comes from Adventure Magazine (15 March 1933) and was written again by Georges Surdez.  So it is roughly 87 years and a day old.  The story features plenty of action and a troublesome interpersonal … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Blades of the Legion

This story by P. C. Wren, appeared in the October 1933 issue of Blue Book.  It is much like many of his other garrison tales you would find in one of his several short story collections.  The names are surely … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: The Last Salute

This story is from the 15 August 1930 issue of Adventure.  J. D. Newsom is the author of this tale of what happens when Legionnaires are bored, use official stationary for personal letters and get into a shouting match with … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: The Legionnaire

Here is an older tale of the Foreign Legion that appeared in the 10 May 1923 issue of Adventure.  The setting is the trenches of WWI and what occurs is a distraction from the regular carnage and slaughter of the … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: The Medal

November’s pulp story comes from the 15 December 1927 issue of Adventure.  Written by J. D. Newsom it takes place just after the Great War when American veteran Alexander Sutton discovers his French war bride he takes back home is … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: The Cure

This story by J. D. Newsom was published in Adventure Magazine on 01 January 1930,  appearing four years before Newsom’s other Foreign Legion story called “The Rest Cure” which appeared in the April 1934 issue.  They are two different stories … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Under Contract

I hope nobody is getting tired of Georges Surdez because the pulp story for September is yet another Surdez tale that appeared in Adventure Magazine (October 1938).  It is not that long at 11 pages but is a good one … Continue reading

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