Our Friends Beneath the Sands: The French Foreign Legion in France's Colonial Conquests 1870-1935
The gripping true story of the French Foreign Legion in the Sahara.
Ever since the 1920s the popular legend of the French Foreign Legion has been formed by P.C. Wren's novel BEAU GESTE - a world of remote forts, warrior tribes, and desperate men of all nationalities enlisting under pseudonyms to fight and die under the desert sun.
As with all clichés, the reality is far richer and more surprising than this. In this book Martin Windrow describes desert battles and famous last stands in gripping detail - but he also shows exactly what the Foreign
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A detailed and fascinating trawl through the real history of this most romanticised of fighting forces.
Proves that the reality which inspired the myths is every bit as captivating.
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