French Foreign Legion 1872–1914

French Foreign Legion 1872–1914 cover

Description

This volume 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. Legion battalions fought in the deserts and mountains of southern Algeria and Morocco, as well as in the jungles of North Vietnam, West Africa and Madagascar. Their varied uniforms and equipments for each period and theatre are illustrated and examined. Written by a leading expert on the French Foreign Legion, this is a colourful introduction to the period when the Legion forged their legendary fighting reputation.

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Published 20 Dec 2011
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781780962375
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Series Men-at-Arms
Short code MAA 461
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Mike Chappell

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