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Fighting for the French Foreign Legion

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The author describes how he joined the French Foreign Legion, without being able to speak any French and very close to the age limit. He takes the reader through the vigorous selection procedure, the relentless recruit regime and then elite Second Parachute RegimentÆs training in Corsica. We learn about the ethos and strict discipline of the Foreign Legion. He describes his fellow legionnaires drawn from many backgrounds and nations. - - Having won his kepi and paratroop wings he served across Africa and the Middle East, taking part in Operation DESERT STORM (fighting Saddam HusseinÆs Republican Guard), peace keeping operations in Sarajevo and Bosnia and in former French colonies such as Chad and the Central African Republic. He graphically describes the action and appalling conditions of the local population. - - Accounts of life in the modern day Foreign Legion are rare indeed and this one written by a mature and modest man makes fascinating reading. -

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Author(s):
Alex Lochrie
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
234x156x14
EAN-13:
9781783376155
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9781783376155
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
176
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Military

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The author describes how he joined the French Foreign Legion, without being able to speak any French and very close to the age limit. He takes the reader through the vigorous selection procedure, the relentless recruit regime and then elite Second Parachute RegimentÆs training in Corsica. We learn about the ethos and strict discipline of the Foreign Legion. He describes his fellow legionnaires drawn from many backgrounds and nations. - - Having won his kepi and paratroop wings he served across Africa and the Middle East, taking part in Operation DESERT STORM (fighting Saddam HusseinÆs Republican Guard), peace keeping operations in Sarajevo and Bosnia and in former French colonies such as Chad and the Central African Republic. He graphically describes the action and appalling conditions of the local population. - - Accounts of life in the modern day Foreign Legion are rare indeed and this one written by a mature and modest man makes fascinating reading. -

Author(s):
Alex Lochrie
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
234x156x14
EAN-13:
9781783376155
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9781783376155
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
176
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Military

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