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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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Hodgepodge for June 2014

Not much to post today in this month’s random collection of Foreign Legion related news, products, stories, pictures and what-nots. 1.  Agony of War.  Here’s a great story about Vietnam War veteran and former French Foreign Legion member Ruediger Richter.  … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for May 2014

Well, another month zooms by.  Our rough winter is now a faded memory and spring reigns.  Here is what I stumbled on this month–items with tangential connections to the French Foreign Legion. 1.  How to Join the French Foreign Legion … Continue reading

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Equipment and Uniforms Miscellany

It must be writer’s block.  Or too many spring chores on top of my new job that has kept me from posting here more frequently.  So to fill the gap here is another image dump from my unorganized digital collection.  … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: A Change of Weapon

This month’s Foreign Legion pulp story is another short-short from Georges Surdez which appeared in Collier’s Weekly, 19 November 1938.  It’s of the renegade Legionnaire joins the Rif genre.  In this case, Gerbach, the renegade is believed to have been … Continue reading

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The Foreign Legion in Pen and Ink

Sorting through my digital collection of images I was able to assemble a collection of nice black and white pictures depicting various Foreign Legionnaires in different uniforms and settings.  Normally I would call these” uniform prints” but the lack of … Continue reading

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Action Adventure Comics: The Free and the Brave

Some comic books are great and some others, not so much.  Action Adventure Comics is one of the latter and I happened to find this short Foreign Legion story in the fourth issue published October 1955, over a year or … Continue reading

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The Irish in the Foreign Legion

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!  On the History Ireland website there is an interesting article entitled Fenians in the French Foreign Legion which explores the Irish contribution to the French military and to the French Foreign Legion in particular.  Highlighted are … Continue reading

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Hodgepodge for February 2014

Some of the the neat things I’ve found this past month…. 1.  How to Make a French Foreign Legion Fort.  I came across this entry on Lead Adventure forums for making a Foreign Legion / Beau Geste type fort for … Continue reading

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