Category Archives: Pulp Fiction Stories

Legion Pulp: Lacey of the Legion

The author of this short story from Thrilling Adventures (August 1940) might ring a bell.  It’s a house pseudonym used by several authors writing pulps for Standard Magazines (whose bevy of titles included G-Men, Popular Western, Texas Rangers, Ranch Stories, … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Loot at Kwang-Kum

This Foreign Legion tale from Bob Du Soe (Robert Coleman DuSoe) appeared in the February 1934 issue of Thrilling Adventures.  I find the work of Du Soe to be really straight forward with not much effort spent on extensive character … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: A Saharan Battle

I hope nobody is disappointed by this single page pulp story.  It appeared in the January 1931 issue of Blue Book Magazine which also featured a Tarzan story by Edgar Rice Burroughs so we are lucky enough that this one … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Taboo

Here is a short novelette from Georges Surdez that appeared in the 15 October 1930 issue of Adventure Magazine.  Like many of Surdez’s stories, he explores certain common military themes and situations but through the unique lenses, traditions and customs … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Missing—Believed Dead

This month’s pup tale comes from Short Stories and appeared in the 25 March 1933 issue.  The author, Leighton H. Blood, penned several Foreign Legion stories in his latter career as a writer.  Blood was an U.S. Army infantry and … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: The King’s Pipe

A little known campaign of the Foreign Legion occurred in 1892 when a mixed 800 man Battalion was sent to fight in the west African country of Dahomey ( present-day Benin).  King Behanzin was leading his forces against the French … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Wineskin

The mid-month pulp story for April is another great tale written by Georges Surdez.  It appeared in the 15 December, 1930, issue of Adventure.  The story here, like many others, speaks to the power of wine, for good or bad, … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: The Last Outpost

This story appeared in the March 1931 issue of  “Far East Adventure Stories“.  This pulp title published at least three Foreign Legion tales during it’s short run of twelve issues.  In addition to this story there was “The Affair at … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Thirst

Thirst is another Curialo & Withers yarn from J. D. Newsom.  It appeared in the 10 Feb 1929 issue of Short Stories.  For those unfamiliar with the duo, Legionnaire 2nd Class Curialo is the sometimes level headed American shirker while … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Madame Takes Over

The pulp fiction story for this month appeared in the August 1941 issue of Blue Book.  A lot was happening back then.  The Second World War was aflame in Europe and in a couple of short months the Japanese would … Continue reading

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