French Foreign Légionnaire 1890–1914

French Foreign Légionnaire 1890–1914 cover

French Foreign Légionnaire 1890–1914

Description

As France emerged from the Franco-Prussian War she embarked on a period of active colonialism, acquiring territories in South-East Asia and Africa. By the turn of the century much of north, west and central Africa was under French control. In order to police all of these territories, the French needed an army and so the French Foreign Legion was born. In this book, world-renowned Legion expert Martin Windrow analyses what it would have been like to be a member of the French Foreign Legion and how the experience, equipment, tactics and training of the Legion developed in the 80 years between their foundation and the outbreak of the First World War. He investigates their glory years in North Africa and Indochina, and draws extensively on memoirs from two British legionnaires, peppering the text with extraordinary first-hand accounts of the French Foreign Legion.

Product details

Published Aug 20 2011
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781849084239
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 39 b/w; 7 col
Series Warrior
Short code WAR 157
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Illustrator

Peter Dennis

Peter Dennis was inspired by contemporary magazine…

Resources

Discover More

Visit our exclusive member's website to see artwork, maps, and more from this book.

Resources

Book Vote

Tell us what titles you would like to see published by Osprey, then vote for your favourites in our monthly book vote!

Related Titles

Nelson's Navy cover
$57.05 RRP $81.50

Sign up for Osprey membership for access to thousands of plane profiles, maps, battle scenes and more. Plus up to 30% off website purchases