The French Foreign Legion: An Illustrated History
This book gives the reader a straightforward and continuous survey of the history of the French Foreign Legion. By outlining the Legion's vicissitudes, victorious campaigns, epic marches, heroic and sometimes hopeless stands, dirtiest combats and dramatic defeats, but also by briefly placing the Legion back in the historical background of France, and by describing its development, organization, uniforms, equipments and weapons, the author hopes to dispel myths, and try to give a true and accurate picture of what the French Foreign Legion has been from 1831 until today. There are well-researched, detailed line drawings throughout.
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3 Colonial Conquests 18721914
4 The Foreign Legion in World War I 19141918
5 The Foreign Legion Between World War I and World War II 19181939
6 The Foreign Legion in World War II 19391945
7 The Foreign Legion in Indochina 19451954
8 The Foreign Legion in the Algerian War 19541962
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