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The French Foreign Legion

Jean-Denis Lepage

The French Foreign Legion

an illustrated history

by Jean-Denis Lepage

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Published by McFarland & Co. in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • France. -- Armée. -- Légion étrangère -- History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 243-244) and index.

    StatementJean-Denis G.G. Lepage.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsUA703.L5 L46 2008
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 246 p. :
    Number of Pages246
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24093163M
    ISBN 10078643239X
    ISBN 109780786432394
    LC Control Number2007044730

    I read the 2 answers behind and there are a little bit full of clichés First and foremost: La Légion Étrangère is not a mercenary society hired by French government. Légionnaires are soldiers like every others: they have got the same gun.


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French Foreign Legion, French Légion étrangère, an elite military force originally consisting of foreign volunteers in the pay of France but now comprising volunteer soldiers from any nation, including France, for service in France and abroad.

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Outdated but still an interesting read. How to Join the French Foreign Legion.