Category Archives: Pulp Fiction Stories

Legion Pulp: The Rif Sailent

The Riff Salient  is from the experienced pen of Warren Hastings Miller and appeared in the July, 1928 issue of Blue Book Magazine.  It’s one of Miller’s Hell’s Angels Squad stories and features Legionnaires Anzac Bill, Ike Smith of Texas, … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: A Lamp-Post for the Viscount

Here is a short Georges Surdez story that appeared in the December 1938 issue of Adventure.  It’s another of his great character developments–this time of an elderly officer, an elite snob extraordinarie, Captain Alexandre de Barrois, a landed Viscount of … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: The Blue Sultan

This month’s story is from the March, 1935 issue of Thrilling Adventures.  The author is the esteemed Major George Fielding Eliot whose real life experiences might rival those found in pulp fiction.  The story involves an American intelligence officer of … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: A Soldier of the Legion

This story, with a well used cliché of a title, comes from the pages of  December 1933 issue of Thrilling Adventures.  The author, Captain Kerry McRoberts, was a house pseudonym often used by the better known pulp master Norman A. … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Some Die Hard

This story from Robert Carse appeared in a 1931 issue of Argosy.  It is actually more of a Devil’s Island genre than a Foreign Legion tale although the two main protagonists are former Legionnaires, one an officer and the other … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Gentlemen Pay

Here is another great story from Georges Surdez which appeared in the February 1938 issue of Adventure.  It starts out like other Surdez stories revolving around a young officer’s honor and courage or in this case a sudden and confusing … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Salute

This is an odd story written by two unfamiliar authors.  Kingsley Moses was incredibly prolific in the pulps and some slick magazines, writing in just about any genre–sports, westerns, romance and adventure from 1913 to 1949.  Curtis Thomas is not … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Unconquerable Jennings

This J. D. Newsom story appeared in the 21 December 1926 issue of Adventure.  It’s another tale featuring Newsom’s duo of unreformed Legionnaires Mike Curialo and Albert (Berty) Withers.   The setting is World War I and several Legionnaires are … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Inco

This Georges Surdez story is from Adventure Magazine (15 May 1928).  It’s not technically about the Foreign Legion as it concerns the unique corps of troops known as the Bataillons d’Infanterie Légère d’Afrique (Battalions of Light Infantry of Africa) or … Continue reading

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Books and More Books

Since Christmas is rapidly approaching it is time to highlight some new Foreign Legion books.  Maybe one or two of these can find their way onto your list for Santa Claus? High Adventure #175:  This bi-monthly publication is a long … Continue reading

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