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Pour la gloire du fanion : 1951-1991, Un légionnaire allemand au service de la France
https://www.amazon.fr/Pour-gloire-f...F8&qid=1519447846&sr=1-2&keywords=legionnaire

Biographie de l'auteur
Né en août 1922 à Mannheim (Allemagne), Horst Roos s'engage à la Légion le 13 mars 1951. En septembre de la même année, il est affecté au 2e BEP et dirigé sur l'Indochine où il effectuera deux séjours. Il participe ensuite à la guerre d'Algérie. Il est le sous-officier le plus décoré de l'armée française lorsqu'il quitte la Légion étrangère après 40 ans de service actif.

Legionnaires-Parachutistes - 70 Ans d'Engagements
https://www.amazon.fr/Legionnaires-...F8&qid=1519448044&sr=1-1&keywords=legionnaire
 

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If we are lucky, a Danish book about Prince Aage will be out later this year, "Aage - prins, garder og legionær" (Aage, prince, guardsman and legionnaire) by Eric Bourgois.
 

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Appel: A Canadian in the French Foreign Legion

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Appel-Cana...F8&qid=1521487576&sr=1-1&keywords=legionnaire

Appel: A Canadian in the French Foreign Legion is the first-hand account of the author's six years as a professional soldier during the 1990s, and his experience in the Legion's elite Group Commando Parachutistes (GCP). Joel Struthers recounts the dangers and demands of military life, from the rigours of recruitment and operational training in the rugged mountains of France, to face-to-face combat in the grasslands of some of Africa's most troubled nations.

Told through the eyes of a soldier, and interspersed with humorous anecdotes, Appel is a fascinating story that debunks myths about the French Foreign Legion and shows it more accurately as a professional arm of the French military. Struthers provides insight into the rigorous discipline that the Legion instills in its young recruits, - who trade their identities as individuals for a life of adventure and a role in a unified fighting force whose motto is "Honour and Loyalty."

Foreword by Col. Benoit Desmeulles, former commanding officer of the Legions 2e Regiment Etranger Parachutistes.
 

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The French Foreign Legion by George D'Esparbes.

Murderers and misfits, drunkards and saints, gamblers and duelists, archdukes and derelicts, the French Foreign Legion enjoys a greater mystique than any military organization because it gathers in all of those adventurers who need to flee from some haunted past. Once in the Legion men can be born again under fire and be redeemed through acts of extraordinary valor. This 1901 book by Georges D'Esparbes captures the wild spirit of this legendary corps, France's dedicated mercenary army whose defeats go untold and whose victories add to the greater glory of La Patrie during the colonial period. While our attitudes towards colonialism have changed, the hilarious, disturbing, awful, and unlikely anecdotes describing the lives of individual warriors will remain touching and engaging at a very human level. Here you will read about a corpse eating soup, a crazy Dutchman commandeering his own mental hospital, a man who went to great length to avoid urinating in the barracks, and many more things that are very strange but true.

 

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Appel: A Canadian in the French Foreign Legion


Appel: A Canadian in the French Foreign Legion is the first-hand account of the author's six years as a professional soldier during the 1990s, and his experience in the Legion's elite Group Commando Parachutistes (GCP). Joel Struthers recounts the dangers and demands of military life, from the rigours of recruitment and operational training in the rugged mountains of France, to face-to-face combat in the grasslands of some of Africa's most troubled nations.

Told through the eyes of a soldier, and interspersed with humorous anecdotes, Appel is a fascinating story that debunks myths about the French Foreign Legion and shows it more accurately as a professional arm of the French military. Struthers provides insight into the rigorous discipline that the Legion instills in its young recruits, - who trade their identities as individuals for a life of adventure and a role in a unified fighting force whose motto is "Honour and Loyalty."

Foreword by Col. Benoit Desmeulles, former commanding officer of the Legions 2e Regiment Etranger Parachutistes.
must get that book!
 

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Joys of War: From the Foreign Legion and the SAS, and into Hell with PTSD

“Operations ‘Leopard’ and ‘Red Bean’ - Kolwezi 1978”: French and Belgian intervention in Zaire

ESCAPING THE AMAZON: A South African Breaks Out of the French Foreign Legion, Cheats Death, and Finds Peace

French Foreign Legion for Beginners
 

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Escaping The Amazone :

Alex de Bruyn was still in his early twenties as he stared out forlornly into the vast Atlantic Ocean from the French Guiana shore. Decades prior, Papillon and Dreyfus contemplated the same thoughts of escape. Following a boyhood dream and quest for glory, de Bruyn joined the French Foreign Legion. To thwart desertion, he was shipped off to a backwater French colony in the Amazon, serving in the elite jungle unit, the 3e REI. Given a false identity, de Bruyn proved himself an extraordinary legionnaire. But well into his first contract, he became disenchanted by life in a rogue army where one was ordered to kill upon demand. Without a passport, de Bruyn decided to risk his life and escape modern-day Devil’s Island by sea. In the process, he dodged local gangs, drug kingpins, and was falsely imprisoned. Finally, in a rickety dinghy, during hurricane season, he commenced his suicidal attempt to cross the Atlantic. Half-drowned and dying of thirst, de Bruyn was prepared to lose his life, but in the divine process of surviving, he found it. This is his white-knuckle account of pain, glory, and redemption.

Where are these guys dug up from? If you can't hack it OK, but don't write a book about about it ! de Bruyn proved himself an extraordinary legionnaire. They are never the most useless in the section section who ramasess all the time.

in a rogue army where one was ordered to kill upon demand. 007 license to kill.

Come on De Bruyn, you were a knobber who couldn't take it. You should be ashamed of yourself in stead of writing lies.
 

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Escaping The Amazone :

Alex de Bruyn was still in his early twenties as he stared out forlornly into the vast Atlantic Ocean from the French Guiana shore. Decades prior, Papillon and Dreyfus contemplated the same thoughts of escape. Following a boyhood dream and quest for glory, de Bruyn joined the French Foreign Legion. To thwart desertion, he was shipped off to a backwater French colony in the Amazon, serving in the elite jungle unit, the 3e REI. Given a false identity, de Bruyn proved himself an extraordinary legionnaire. But well into his first contract, he became disenchanted by life in a rogue army where one was ordered to kill upon demand. Without a passport, de Bruyn decided to risk his life and escape modern-day Devil’s Island by sea. In the process, he dodged local gangs, drug kingpins, and was falsely imprisoned. Finally, in a rickety dinghy, during hurricane season, he commenced his suicidal attempt to cross the Atlantic. Half-drowned and dying of thirst, de Bruyn was prepared to lose his life, but in the divine process of surviving, he found it. This is his white-knuckle account of pain, glory, and redemption.

Where are these guys dug up from? If you can't hack it OK, but don't write a book about about it ! de Bruyn proved himself an extraordinary legionnaire. They are never the most useless in the section section who ramasess all the time.

in a rogue army where one was ordered to kill upon demand. 007 license to kill.

Come on De Bruyn, you were a knobber who couldn't take it. You should be ashamed of yourself in stead of writing lies.
What can one say Joseph? Only one word comes to mind. Pathetic!
 

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Escaping The Amazone :

Alex de Bruyn was still in his early twenties as he stared out forlornly into the vast Atlantic Ocean from the French Guiana shore. Decades prior, Papillon and Dreyfus contemplated the same thoughts of escape. Following a boyhood dream and quest for glory, de Bruyn joined the French Foreign Legion. To thwart desertion, he was shipped off to a backwater French colony in the Amazon, serving in the elite jungle unit, the 3e REI. Given a false identity, de Bruyn proved himself an extraordinary legionnaire. But well into his first contract, he became disenchanted by life in a rogue army where one was ordered to kill upon demand. Without a passport, de Bruyn decided to risk his life and escape modern-day Devil’s Island by sea. In the process, he dodged local gangs, drug kingpins, and was falsely imprisoned. Finally, in a rickety dinghy, during hurricane season, he commenced his suicidal attempt to cross the Atlantic. Half-drowned and dying of thirst, de Bruyn was prepared to lose his life, but in the divine process of surviving, he found it. This is his white-knuckle account of pain, glory, and redemption.

Where are these guys dug up from? If you can't hack it OK, but don't write a book about about it ! de Bruyn proved himself an extraordinary legionnaire. They are never the most useless in the section section who ramasess all the time.

in a rogue army where one was ordered to kill upon demand. 007 license to kill.

Come on De Bruyn, you were a knobber who couldn't take it. You should be ashamed of yourself in stead of writing lies.
While reading I wanted to ask you why you quoted that obviously mytho-man story, ,but you explained at the end.
 
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Escaping The Amazone :

Alex de Bruyn was still in his early twenties as he stared out forlornly into the vast Atlantic Ocean from the French Guiana shore. Decades prior, Papillon and Dreyfus contemplated the same thoughts of escape. Following a boyhood dream and quest for glory, de Bruyn joined the French Foreign Legion. To thwart desertion, he was shipped off to a backwater French colony in the Amazon, serving in the elite jungle unit, the 3e REI. Given a false identity, de Bruyn proved himself an extraordinary legionnaire. But well into his first contract, he became disenchanted by life in a rogue army where one was ordered to kill upon demand. Without a passport, de Bruyn decided to risk his life and escape modern-day Devil’s Island by sea. In the process, he dodged local gangs, drug kingpins, and was falsely imprisoned. Finally, in a rickety dinghy, during hurricane season, he commenced his suicidal attempt to cross the Atlantic. Half-drowned and dying of thirst, de Bruyn was prepared to lose his life, but in the divine process of surviving, he found it. This is his white-knuckle account of pain, glory, and redemption.

Where are these guys dug up from? If you can't hack it OK, but don't write a book about about it ! de Bruyn proved himself an extraordinary legionnaire. They are never the most useless in the section section who ramasess all the time.

in a rogue army where one was ordered to kill upon demand. 007 license to kill.

Come on De Bruyn, you were a knobber who couldn't take it. You should be ashamed of yourself in stead of writing lies.
the guy has a lot of Fantasy.... probably wrote by a Ghost writer. This Alex de Bruyn guy no doubt is not so intelligent.
 

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Thanks a LOT Countdown.

You need a Norwegian ip address, so it is not open for everyone. But I have a legal way to make it work, so once more thanks a lot. Actually, it is a dangerous site, because suddenly one have spend way too many hours there :D
 

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About "Joys of War: From the Foreign Legion and the SAS, and into Hell with PTSD".

"Stopped reading form the point where he deserted from the Legion, Mr Jordan incorrectly refers to himself as a former Legionnaire. You're only a former Legionnaire if you've completed your contract. Since he did have the honesty to refer to his leaving for what it is, desertion, his honesty regarding any of his other stories for me would be in question.
"Former" Legionnaire '88 to '94"

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