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Inside the Foreign Legion

the sensational story of the world"s toughest army

by Parker, John

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Published by Piatkus in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • France. Armée. Légion étrangère -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 275-276) and index.

    StatementJohn Parker.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUA703.L5 P37 1998
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 282 p., [12] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages282
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL106022M
    ISBN 10074991856X
    LC Control Number99223396
    OCLC/WorldCa41211970

    Laffin's book, however, puts things into proper perspective. Unlike Chris Jenning's work, A Mouthful of Rocks; where he constantly criticizes everything the legion does, Laffin gets into the heart and soul of the Foreign Legion. After reading Laffin's book, you will realize that the legion is a "grand military fraternity." Douglas Porch's inside view of the Foreign Legion in great detail keeps the reader enthralled through every page. It's about time this legendary fighting force got the credit it deserves. From campaigning in colonial Africa to the jungles of Tonkin through two World Wars, the Foreign Legion needed someone to tell of their bloody, honorable, and

    "A radiant beauty of a writer."—The Los Angeles Times. The Foreign Legion is a collection in two parts, gathering both stories and chronicles, and it offers wonderful evidence of Clarice Lispector's unique sensibility and range as an exponent of experimental prose. It opens with thirteen stories and the second part of the book presents her newspaper crônicas, which Lispector said she BZDB24 Military; The French Foreign Legion The Inside Story of the WorldFamous Fighting Force Young John Robert. Book Condition Report. Category: Military. Language: English. EAN:

    The French Foreign Legion is one of the world’s most storied and romanticized combat units. In his book At the Edge of the World, Jean-Vincent Blanchard takes the reader on a journey to Indochina, Madagascar, France, Algeria, Morocco, and back again to explain why that ibly a history of the first one hundred years of the French Foreign Legion—the “Heroic Century”—the book The legend of Beau Gaste and the hell-raising, hard-drinking, long-suffering, loyal Legionnaires has been immortalized by countless novels and Hollywood movies. Here Douglas Porch examines the Legion myth and goes beyond it to explore the Legion's mystique and describe its performance from its founding in to today. 32 pages of halftones; maps; ://


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