This is the Mon Legionnaire Library where you can download a number of public domain e-books on the French Foreign Legion. I’ve provided a link to my own modified PDF books and also a link to the Internet Archive (or other page) from which you may choose other formats and/or read online in their embedded reader. Check back here often as I’ll be posting more items throughout the year. Working on the P. C. Wren novels next.
2. The Foreign Legion / The Red Mirage by I. A. R. Wylie. The Foreign Legion is the movie title of the novel The Red Mirage. Another romantic adventure set in England and North Africa. 1914. DOWNLOAD: .pdf Internet Archive
6. Atlantida by Pierre Benoit. A fantastical story of two French Spahi officers who are kidnapped by the ancient and malevolent Queen Antinea who seeks to add the men to her “collection”. No Foreign Legion but a different type of adventure set in the Sahara. 1919. DOWNLOAD: .pdf Internet Archive
7. Lost Sheep by Vere Shortt. A very hard to find work written by a former legionnaire. English officer escapes to the Legion to avoid disgrace due to gambling woes. Finds a new life and a fantastic adventure in the inferno of the Sahara. .pdf Internet Archive
8. Death Squads in Morocco by W. J. Blackledge. …as told by Ex-Legionnaire Terry Brennan. A pretty outlandish tale of men battling both the Legion and the natives in Morocco. .pdf Digital Library of India
7. The Demon Caravan by Georges Surdez. Paul Lartal is an officer in the French Native Camel Corps who “at a hidden oasis in the Sahara, becomes the prospective bridegroom at an Arab wedding feast”. Some characters were former Legionnaires. .pdf Internet Archive
P. C. WREN (Fiction): Coming Soon!
3. Beau Sabreur. The sequel to Beau Geste published in 1926. .pdf Faded Page
5. Valiant Dust. Novel and sequel to Soldier’s of Misfortune. Otho Belleme is in the Legion fighting Arabs. More Legion, less boxing. Faded Page
6. A Fort in the Jungle. .pdf Faded Page Internet Archive
1. In the Foreign Legion by Erwin Rosen. Despite the author’s desertion from the Legion after 11 months he managed to pen a classic account of life in the Foreign Legion circa 1905. Also published as In the Foreign Legion, by Légionnaire 17889. 1911. DOWNLOAD: .pdf Internet Archive
3. Life in the Legion by Frederic Martyn. From a Soldiers Point of View. Englishman’s memoir of life in the Foreign Legion from 1889 to 1894 with long account of service in Tonkin. 1911. DOWNLOAD: .pdf Internet Archive
5. Memoirs of the Foreign Legion by Maurice Magnus. American author joined the Foreign Legion in Algeria to fight in France during WWI but poor conditions prompts him to desert. 1925. DOWNLOAD: .pdf Internet Archive
6. A Royal Adventurer in the Foreign Legion by H. H. Prince Aage of Denmark. Classic memoir written by a Foreign Legion legend mainly about fighting the Rif in Morocco. 1927. DOWNLOAD: .pdf Internet Archive
11. The White Kepi by Walter Kanitz. Not the best account of the Foreign Legion but here it is nonetheless. .pdf