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The French Foreign Legion : A Complete History

Porch, Douglas

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ISBN 10: 0333434277 / ISBN 13: 9780333434277
Editorial: Macmillian London Limited, London, England, United Kingdom, 1991
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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"The legend of Beau Geste and the hellraising, hard-drinking, long[suffering Legionaire has been immortalized in countless novels and films. No other military force has so captured the imagination or been surrounded by so much mystery or romance. Douglas Porch examines the myth and goes beyond it to give the first full history of the Legion from its inception in 1831, as a convenient 'receptacle' for thousands of European political refugees, to its departure from North African headquarters to metropolitan France at the end of the Algerian civil war." This book has 728 pages and is illustrated. N° de ref. de la librería 028019

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Título: The French Foreign Legion : A Complete ...

Editorial: Macmillian London Limited, London, England, United Kingdom

Año de publicación: 1991

Encuadernación: Hard Cover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Fine

Edición: First Thus

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The French Foreign Legion is a complete, captivating study of the famed fighting force, from its inception in 1831 to modern times. Historian Douglas Porch chronicles the Legion’s involvement in Spain, Mexico, Indochina, Madagascar, WWI, Vietnam, and Algiers (to name a few) and delves into the inner workings of legionnaires and their captains. Known for draconian discipline and shrouded in mystery, the secrets of the Legion are guarded by those who have gained admittance into its elite society. In this thoroughly researched and impressive account, Porch reveals the mysteries surrounding a Legion of “unparalleled exoticism, pathos, and drama.”

About the Author:

Douglas Porch is a historian and a professor at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. He has been a professor of strategy at the Naval War College and has lectured at the U.S. Army War College and the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy. He is the author of various books on military history, including The Conquest of the Sahara and The French Foreign Legion. He lives in Pebble Beach, California.

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