Category Archives: Weapons


I hope everyone had a great New Year’s celebration and are well recovered from your hangovers (gueule de bois).  This post began when I noticed several recent pictures on Gallica depicting a certain Captain Genty tooling around Morocco in what … Continue reading

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Legion Pulp: The Legionnaire

Here is an older tale of the Foreign Legion that appeared in the 10 May 1923 issue of Adventure.  The setting is the trenches of WWI and what occurs is a distraction from the regular carnage and slaughter of the … Continue reading

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Georges Surdez: The Man Who Invented Russian Roulette

Just a short post today on an article I found about Georges Surdez–my favorite and very prolific author of Foreign Legion pulp fiction.  The article can be read online at a really neat website run by author Christopher Othen.  Link  … Continue reading

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Lebel Rifle Videos

There are two awesome videos posted on YouTube that depict the 1886 Lebel rifle in action.  The first is the best.  It gives a bit of history about the rifle and very clearly shows the bolt action and loading procedures … Continue reading

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