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Legion Pulp: Efficiency Expert

Technically this is not a story from what would be considered a “pulp” magazine but it was written by the master Foreign Legion pulp fictioneer Georges Surdez.  It appeared in Elks Magazine (of all places), in their September 1939 issue.  … 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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Hodgepodge for August 2016

Another month of summer gone.  Before we know it there will be frost on the roofs, piles of leaves in the street, pumpkins on the porches and a delightful chill in the air.  Here are this month’s collected tidbits of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas / Joyeux Noël

Merry Christmas to all and may you have a Happy New Year! I’m sorry for having nothing to post today but holiday well wishes….I’ve just transitioned from a week-long sinus based cold to some horrible form of extraterrestrial / bio-warfare … Continue reading

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Not-so High Res Uniform Prints

Here are some downsized uniform pictures for those readers who really don’t want to download the massive image files in my previous two posts.  Foreign Legion Uniform Prints…. 2.  French Uniforms from Auguste Legras…

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Charlie Hebdo

I really don’t want to make off-topic political posts on this blog but the despicable mass murders carried out by Muslim cowards in Paris on Wednesday really got to me.  With the French military (and the Foreign Legion) again on … Continue reading

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The Spirit of the Foreign Legion

Here’s an interesting article that appeared in the long running U.K. publication The Spectator in August of 1940–the dark days of early World War II.  I’m not sure who P.O. Lapis was but he apparently served as an officer of … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Isabelle Eberhardt: The Legion’s Most Wanted Woman

This month’s pulp fiction story is from the May 1957 edition of Ken for Men which was one of the many titles of  “Men’s Real Adventure” genre of magazines that proliferated in the 1950’s – 1970’s.  It flagrantly and luridly … Continue reading

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Legion of Outcasts by Hurk Davis

Legion of Outcasts by Hurk Davis (as told to author by Peter Reeves).  313 pages.  1969.  Holloway House Publishing Company (HH-161). Legion of Outcasts is another “Foreign Legion Memoir” that generally follows the same pattern set so many other literary … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: Outguessed

This short pulp story comes from the pages of Thrilling Adventures fiction magazine–specifically the July 1936 issue.  It was written by Ralph Milne Farley which was a pen name for Roger Sherman Hoar who wrote for several pulp titles between … Continue reading

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