French Foreign Legion
By (author) Martin Windrow
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French Foreign Legion by Martin Windrow
Book DescriptionIt is arguable that no group of fighting men in the history of European arms has been so misrepresented by ill-informed publicity as the French Foreign Legion. Though initially conceived in 1831 as a means of drafting recently discharged foreign soldiers to Algeria, the Legion has developed into a sophisticated force of motorized infantry, airborne troops and light armor. In this book, acclaimed French Army expert Martin Windrow examines the history and uniforms of the French Foreign Legion, from its service in the Carlist War of 1835-36 to World War II and beyond, debunking many of the prevalent myths surrounding this formidable force.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780850450514
Classification: Military life & institutions
Format: Paperback (250mm x 190mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publish Date: 15-Jun-1971
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Covers the classic 'Beau Geste' period, of the French Foreign Legion when the corps was expanded during the most dynamic years of French imperial expansion. This title examines and illustrates their varied uniforms and equipments for each period and theatre. It is written by a leading expert on the French Foreign Legion.
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Author Biography - Martin Windrow
Martin Windrow is series editor at Osprey and an authority on the post-war French army, particularly the Foreign Legion. He is the author of the very successful Men-at-Arms 300: French Foreign Legion since 1945, Men-at-Arms 322: The French War in Indochina 1946-54 and the critically acclaimed The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the French Defeat in Vietnam (2004).
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