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The French Foreign Legion Complete History of The Legendary Fighting Force by Douglas Porch

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Published by Perennial .
Written in English


  • Land forces & warfare,
  • Social history,
  • Warfare & Defence,
  • History - General History,
  • Foreign Legion,
  • Military Science,
  • History: World,
  • France,
  • Europe - France,
  • Military - General,
  • History / France,
  • Army.,
  • Armâee de terre.,
  • France.,
  • History,
  • Lâegion âetrangáere

Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages784
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9239299M
ISBN 100060923083
ISBN 109780060923082

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Jan 29,  · There have been dozens of books written about the French Foreign Legion, and probably hundreds of novels, but many of those nonfiction books were as accurate as their fictional counterparts. In Boyd's book, we have a well-written, well-researched examination of the Legion, from its inception nearly two centuries ago to the present.4/4(27). Life in the French Foreign Legion can be described in one word – tough! – particularly if you happen to be part of the elite world that is the 2ème Regiment Etranger de Parachutiste (2ème REP). At the beginning of January , my company was on the move again/5(6). Jun 29,  · A new book by Jean-Vincent Blanchard examines the legendary, vicious (and racist) French Foreign Legion, whose soldiers marched in 50C heat till . Books Advanced Search Amazon Charts Best Sellers & more Top New Releases Deals in Books School Books Textbooks Books Outlet Children's Books Calendars & Diaries of results for Books: "french foreign legion books".