The French Foreign Legion: A Complete History of the

The French Foreign Legion: A Complete History of the

The French Foreign Legion: A Complete History of the Legendary Fighting Force ❰Download❯ ➵ The French Foreign Legion: A Complete History of the Legendary Fighting Force Author Douglas Porch – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk The legend of Beau Gaste and the hell raising hard drinking long suffering loyal Legionnaires has been immortalized by countless novels and Hollywood movies Here Douglas Porch examines the Legion myth Foreign Legion: PDF/EPUB ì The legend of Beau Gaste and the hell raising hard drinking long suffering loyal Legionnaires has been immortalized by countless novels and Hollywood movies Here Douglas Porch examines The French PDF \ the Legion myth and goes beyond it French Foreign Legion: A Complete eBook ñ to explore the Legion's mystiue and describe its performance from its founding in to today pages of halftones; maps; index.


10 thoughts on “The French Foreign Legion: A Complete History of the Legendary Fighting Force

  1. Andy Lucy Andy Lucy says:

    Possibly the best history of the French Foreign Legion ever written It is neither a glorification of the Legion's exploits nor is it a condemnation of its shortfalls It is an evenhanded treatment of the Legion's accomplishments failures traditions and its uniue style of producing fighting men who fight not for France but for the Legion Porch's writing style is eminently readable and not in the least dry as many military historians can be


  2. Patrick Patrick says:

    One of my favorite books superbly researched and well written and unbelievably funny at times This is the model for what an institutional history should be for any military organization


  3. Billie Billie says:

    The book is an excellent history of the Legion from its beginnings to just before the first Gulf War the Legion has been one the best fighting forces in history Also one the most devastated from Mexico to Bir Hakeem to Dien Bien Phu The book did temper the romanticism I held the Legion but all in all a Good read for those interested in the subject


  4. Fredrick Danysh Fredrick Danysh says:

    Porch presents an academic study of the French Foreign Legion which is comprised of foreigners serving in France's military While fairly comprehensive drawbacks includes the extensive use of French terms and a tendency to use large words The historic facts are informative though the work is a difficult read for the average person


  5. Clay Davis Clay Davis says:

    I learned much about the French Foreign Legion from how it was formed to what it does today


  6. Christopher Fox Christopher Fox says:

    An exhaustive and sometimes exhausting history of that legendary offshoot of France's military establishment As befitting a book which clocks in at 744 pages Porch covers every angle of the Legion's establishment growth mid life crises and decline and never hides the glories and hells through which it and the polyglot group of many nationalities that comprise it lived and fought He doesn't shirk from praise and certainly not from laying blame for failures both on the incompetence of commanders the blind interference of politicians the weakening of the fighting force from desertion and laxity as well as expounding on the intolerable conditions in which they had to fight It does become repetitious at times and Porch's penchant for completeness does lead to the inclusion of just too many statistics necessary to make a point but overall he's successful in debunking the mythical Legion as portrayed in novels and films and laying out the story of the real Legion warts and all


  7. Zeb Zeb says:

    Long extensively researched Can get repetitious discussing desertion etc Unfortunately ends in the 1960's and doesn't cover modern events


  8. Ed Ed says:

    365 stars


  9. Maxo Marc Maxo Marc says:

    This legendary fighting force has no eual Their reputation is well earned Their march through history has been with bloody foot prints A great read


  10. Paula Paula says:

    Wow I finished it A very detailed history of the French foreign Legion It was slow in parts but very informative


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10 thoughts on “The French Foreign Legion: A Complete History of the Legendary Fighting Force

  1. Andy Lucy Andy Lucy says:

    Possibly the best history of the French Foreign Legion ever written It is neither a glorification of the Legion's exploits nor is it a condemnation of its shortfalls It is an evenhanded treatment of the Legion's accomplishments failures traditions and its uniue style of producing fighting men who fight not for France but for the Legion Porch's writing style is eminently readable and not in the least dry as many military historians can be

  2. Patrick Patrick says:

    One of my favorite books superbly researched and well written and unbelievably funny at times This is the model for what an institutional history should be for any military organization

  3. Billie Billie says:

    The book is an excellent history of the Legion from its beginnings to just before the first Gulf War the Legion has been one the best fighting forces in history Also one the most devastated from Mexico to Bir Hakeem to Dien Bien Phu The book did temper the romanticism I held the Legion but all in all a Good read for those interested in the subject

  4. Fredrick Danysh Fredrick Danysh says:

    Porch presents an academic study of the French Foreign Legion which is comprised of foreigners serving in France's military While fairly comprehensive drawbacks includes the extensive use of French terms and a tendency to use large words The historic facts are informative though the work is a difficult read for the average person

  5. Clay Davis Clay Davis says:

    I learned much about the French Foreign Legion from how it was formed to what it does today

  6. Christopher Fox Christopher Fox says:

    An exhaustive and sometimes exhausting history of that legendary offshoot of France's military establishment As befitting a book which clocks in at 744 pages Porch covers every angle of the Legion's establishment growth mid life crises and decline and never hides the glories and hells through which it and the polyglot group of many nationalities that comprise it lived and fought He doesn't shirk from praise and certainly not from laying blame for failures both on the incompetence of commanders the blind interference of politicians the weakening of the fighting force from desertion and laxity as well as expounding on the intolerable conditions in which they had to fight It does become repetitious at times and Porch's penchant for completeness does lead to the inclusion of just too many statistics necessary to make a point but overall he's successful in debunking the mythical Legion as portrayed in novels and films and laying out the story of the real Legion warts and all

  7. Zeb Zeb says:

    Long extensively researched Can get repetitious discussing desertion etc Unfortunately ends in the 1960's and doesn't cover modern events

  8. Ed Ed says:

    365 stars

  9. Maxo Marc Maxo Marc says:

    This legendary fighting force has no eual Their reputation is well earned Their march through history has been with bloody foot prints A great read

  10. Paula Paula says:

    Wow I finished it A very detailed history of the French foreign Legion It was slow in parts but very informative

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