French Foreign Legion 1914–45

French Foreign Legion 1914–45

Men-at-Arms 325
  • Author: Martin Windrow
  • Illustrator: Mike Chappell
  • Short code: MAA 325
  • Publication Date: 26 Mar 1999
  • ISBN: 9781855327610
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 50
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About this Product

In this worthy addition to the Men-at-Arms series, Martin Windrow examines the history and uniforms of the French Foreign Legion from the start of the First World War to the end of the Second World War. The author's knowledgeable text covers such topics as a comprehensive battle history of the Legion on the Western Front 1914-18, the colonial campaigns in Morocco, Syria and Indochina, the Battle of France and campaign in Tunisia. This volume is splendidly illustrated throughout, containing a wealth of contemporary photographs and eight full page colour plates by Mike Chappell.

Biographical Note

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 several Osprey books, including MAA 322 The French War in Indochina 1946-54. Mike Chappell comes from an Aldershot family with British Army connections stretching back several generations. He enlisted as a teenage private in the Royal Hampshire Regiment in 1952 and retired in 1974, as RSM of the 1st Battalion The Wessex Regiment (Rifle Volunteers), after seeing service in Malaya, Cyprus, Swaziland, Libya, Germany, Ulster and home garrisons. He began painting military subjects in 1968 and since then has gained worldwide popularity as a military illustrator. Mike has written and illustrated many books in the Osprey Military list.


French Foreign Legion 1914-1945 The Western Front 1914-18 Colonial Campaigns 1914-1939 Campaigns 1940-42 Campaigns 1943-45 Bibliography The Plates

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