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The French Foreign Legion

Nigel Thomas

The French Foreign Legion

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Published by St. Martin"s Press in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • France. Armée. Légion étrangère -- Juvenile literature,
  • France. Army. Foreign Legion

  • About the Edition

    Presents the story of the French Foreign Legion from its foundation in 1830 to the present day, including a description of the life of an ordinary Legionnaire.

    Edition Notes

    StatementNigel Thomas.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUA703.L5 T48 1977
    The Physical Object
    Pagination96 p. :
    Number of Pages96
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4534581M
    ISBN 10031230465X
    LC Control Number77000304
    OCLC/WorldCa2837649

    The young German spun like a top into the road. Sex with prostitutes was encouraged, despite the risk of venereal disease, as were heavy drinking and brawling. Higher NCO rank is reserved for reenlisted legionnaires. The Foreign Legion participated in the suppression of the Commune, [27] which was crushed with great bloodshed.

    In one such case, "the battalion of the Damned" escorts a supply column north through enemy-held territory by forcing Viet Minh prisoners and family members to ride in the column's trucks, tanks and jeeps to ensure safe The French Foreign Legion book. Part of the story takes place on Venus, with a war occurring on the planet between the French and their Foreign Legion and the Chinese. On 11 October two provisional battalions disembarked via sea at Toulonthe first time the Foreign Legion had been deployed in France itself. A further battalion was stationed at Gallipoli as brigade depot. Jaime Salazar's Legion of the Lostis based on his experiences as an American citizen who joined the Legion inout of boredom with his life in corporate America. Nevertheless, the "leather bellies" the nickname given to the legionnaires by the Russians because of the large cartridge pouches that they wore attached to their waist-beltsperformed well.

    Ferdinand Capdevielle Ferdinand Capdevielle was a private first class in the Legion when he took part in the charge on Navarin Farm in the Battle of Champagne, fighting that saw two-thirds of his section killed or wounded. Foot soldiers on both sides wear armored suits made of inceram, an incredibly heat-resistant material, to protect them from the planet's surface temperatures. My main concern was that the engine would stall. Wagemueller escapes the Allied powers in post-war Europe by fighting his way west and using underground connections to reach Switzerlandwhere he joins the Foreign Legion. Castelnaudary barracks in the south of France was a hive of activity, most of which was geared to maximising physical endurance.


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When Kaiser Wilhelm tried to discourage Germans from joining up by publishing articles warning against sexual abuse in the desert, men with Heidelberg duelling scars raced to enlist.

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Recruits enlist under an assumed name—a requirement known as the anonymat—but a legionnaire may request to serve under his true name after a year of service. He later transferred to the Lafayette Flying Corps, an aviation unit in the Legion. The office that handled his contracts was located in Paris, France.

In a group of men, 11 deaths were put down to suicide, but there may have been many more, disguised in the record as death from disease. Two days later, the Second Foreign Regiment with flags and band playing ahead, marched through the streets of Sevastopol.

It was in Mexico on 30 April that the Legion earned its legendary status. When only six survivors remained, out of ammunition, a bayonet assault was launched in which three of the six were killed.

Although initial reservations had been expressed about whether the Legion should be used outside Africa, [19] the Crimean experience established its suitability for service in European warfare, as well as making a cohesive single entity of what had previously been two separate foreign regiments.

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Wren 's Beau Geste has been the basis for three movies inandone parody in and one BBC mini-series in Recruitment patterns reflect the political turmoil of the time. Sex with prostitutes was encouraged, despite the risk of venereal disease, as were heavy drinking and brawling.

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Critics also point to the serialization of the book it spawned two sequels, despite the fact the original ended towards the end of the war, days from Dien Bien Phu in according to the narrator.

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