French Foreign Legion Paratroops cover

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The decision, in Spring 1948, to form two battalions of Foreign Legion paratroopers was prompted by the requirement for enlarged airborne forces in Indochina, and the healthy recruitment then employed by the Legion. There were some initial doubts. The Legion were known to be magnificent heavy infantry, but were felt by some to lack the flexibility and agility demanded by independent airborne operations. In the Legion itself there were some misgivings over the possible clash between the self-consciously exclusive 'para mentality', and the Legion's own very marked ésprit de corps. Over time, however, all these doubts evaporated with experience.

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Published 20 May 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781472803955
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 10 col
Series Elite
Short code ELI 6
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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