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Voices of the Foreign Legion: The History of the World’s Most Famous Fighting Corps

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Description for Voices of the Foreign Legion: The History of the World’s Most Famous Fighting Corps Paperback. The French Foreign Legion has built a reputation as one the world's most formidable and colourful military institutions. This book explores how the Legion selects its recruits, their native lands, and why these warriors seek a life full of hardship and danger. Num Pages: 288 pages, maps. BIC Classification: 1DDF; 3JH; 3JJ; HBJD; HBLL; HBLW; HBW. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 159 x 229 x 21. Weight in Grams: 448.
The French Foreign Legion has built a reputation as one of the world’s most formidable and colorful military institutions. Established as a means of absorbing foreign troublemakers, the Legion spearheaded French colonialism in North Africa during the nineteenth century. Accepting volunteers from all parts of the world, the Legion acquired an aura of mystery and a less-than-enviable reputation for extreme brutality within its ranks.

Voices of the Foreign Legion explores how the Legion selects its recruits, their native lands, and why these warriors seek a life full of hardship and danger. It analyzes the Legion’s brutal attitude toward discipline, ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2014
Publisher
Skyhorse Publishing
Condition
New
Number of Pages
288
Place of Publication
New York, NY, United States
ISBN
9781628737387
SKU
V9781628737387
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About Adrian D. Gilbert
Adrian D. Gilbert is the bestselling author of POW: Allied Prisoners in Europe, 1939–45 and Sniper: The Skills, the Weapons, and the Experiences. He has contributed to military history documentaries on both the History Channel and the Discovery Channel and has written for a variety of publications, including the Sunday Times and the Guardian. His website is adrian-gilbert.co.uk.

Reviews for Voices of the Foreign Legion: The History of the World’s Most Famous Fighting Corps
"The regiment’s entire history, from the nineteenth century to modern times." —The New York Review of Books "These vibrant legionnaire voices are agonized, bitter, brutal, fearful, and haunting, but some speak with pride and praise (It's a soldier's dream), recalling the legion as a life-changing experience." —Publisher's Weekly "The regiment’s entire history, from the nineteenth century to modern times." ... Read more

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