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The French Foreign Legion : a complete history of the legendary fighting force

Author: Douglas Porch
Publisher: New York : Skyhorse Pub., ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The French Foreign Legion is a complete, captivating study of the famed fighting force, from its inception in 1831 to modern times. Historian Douglas Porch chronicles the Legion's involvement in Spain, Mexico, Indochina, Madagascar, WWI, Vietnam, and Algiers (to name a few) and delves into the inner workings of legionnaires and their captains. Known for draconian discipline and shrouded in mystery, the secrets of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Porch
ISBN: 9781616080686 161608068X
OCLC Number: 601099597
Notes: Previously published: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 1991.
Description: xxiii, 728 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Douglas Porch.

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The French Foreign Legion is a complete, captivating study of the famed fighting force, from its inception in 1831 to modern times. Historian Douglas Porch chronicles the Legion's involvement in Spain, Mexico, Indochina, Madagascar, WWI, Vietnam, and Algiers (to name a few) and delves into the inner workings of legionnaires and their captains. Known for draconian discipline and shrouded in mystery, the secrets of the Legion are guarded by those who have gained admittance into its elite society. In this thoroughly researched and impressive account, Porch reveals the mysteries surrounding a Legion of "unparalleled exoticism, pathos, and drama."--Publisher.

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