Category Archives: Pulp Fiction Stories

Legion Pulp: By Special Request

This month’s pulp fiction story featuring the French Foreign Legion is from the January, 1932 issue of Adventure.  Georges Surdez, the specialist in this unique sub-genre of adventure fiction, is the author.  It is another one of his tales of … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Combat Groups, Forward!

This month’s pulp fiction story is a “fact story” written by Crown Prince Aage of Denmark that appeared in the January 1933 issue of Blue Book.  Definitely a Foreign Legion pulp story written by an expert on the subject as … Continue reading

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Previous Rank…

Here is an early pulp fiction post and another gem from the British Newspaper Archive…a short story by American author Van Wyck Mason that appeared in the 01 August 1934 issue of Britannia and Eve.  This story was previously published in … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Desert Finale

This short story appeared in the April, 1943 issue of Argosy.  There is no mention of the Foreign Legion in this one but there is a besieged desert fort, some Méharistes, a battery of 75’s, spahis and a generic force … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Khyada

This month’s pulp story is from the 1st of February 1932 issue of Adventure.  This was written by Geroges Surdez and is another example of his very well developed characters–in this case the Alsatian Legion Sergeant Michel Stoeckel.   Sergeant … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: The Scarlet Oasis

Something a little different this month–an aviation story featuring a French escadrille stationed at Colomb Bechar, Algeria that flies in support of Foreign Legion ground operations against the hostile Bedouin tribes to the south…..or something like that.  Remember, this is … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Not in the Ritual

April’s Foreign Legion pulp story is from the pages of Adventure Magazine that first hit the streets way back on the 15th of March, 1931.  …another masterpiece from the master of Foreign Legion fiction–Georges Surdez.  It is about an intense … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: The Dead Shall Arise

No, this is not a zombie story but a nice short tale of a Foreign Legion officer who was long ago written off as killed in action but miraculously returns to the land of the living and to the care … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Hands of the Idol

January’s pulp fiction story comes from the pages of Five-Novels Monthly (July 1934) and was written by Major George Fielding Eliot.  Eliot (1894-1971) was quite an amazing man who fought in the Australian Army in WWI (to include the Gallipoli … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: They March From Yesterday (Part 2)

As promised, here is the second part of this Georges Surdez story which was published in the March 15th edition of Adventure.  I promised to post this in less time than the original readers in 1930 had to wait for … Continue reading

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