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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

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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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Fremdenlegion für Anfänger: Ein Handbuch für angehende Krieger der Légion étrangère by Thomas Gast.

 

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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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Zinoview - Cendrars : deux légionnaires dans la Grande Guerre : Regards croisés d'un peintre et d'un écrivain

 

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Fridolin Zehnder l'Africain : Les aventures d'un légionnaire suisse, déserteur et combattant au Maroc (1920-1934)

 

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