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The French Foreign Legion: The Inside Story Of The World-Famous Fighting Force
There is no more famous fighting force than the French Foreign Legion. Since its foundation by royal decree of Louis Philippe in 1831, the Legion, with its unique aura of mystery and heroism, has fascinated the outside world. Today's Legionnaire is the direct heir to a long line of great adventurers - men whose military achievements in Europe, in Mexico, in Africa, in Sout ...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 212 pages
Published September 27th 1984 by Thames & Hudson, Ltd.
(first published September 1984)
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An excellent photoessay on the Legion in the late 1980s. Many things have changed... new quarters, new tasks, new regiments. But Young gets into the heart of what it means to be a légionnaire. He was given unheard of access to the légionnaires in their basic training at Castelnaudary as well as allowed to accompany them on different exercises, including un mission profonde en Guyane Française... the regularly scheduled 30 day treks into the rain forest, made by the légionnaires of the 3e REI. Yo ...more