The French Foreign Legion (Men-at-Arms) (Paperback)

The French Foreign Legion (Men-at-Arms) By Martin Windrow, Michael Roffe (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Windrow, Michael Roffe (Illustrator)

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This is book number 17 in the Men-at-Arms series.


It is arguable that no group of fighting men in the history of European arms has been so misrepresented by ill-informed publicity as the French Foreign Legion. Though initially conceived in 1831 as a means of drafting recently discharged foreign soldiers to Algeria, the Legion has developed into a sophisticated force of motorized infantry, airborne troops and light armor. In this book, acclaimed French Army expert Martin Windrow examines the history and uniforms of the French Foreign Legion, from its service in the Carlist War of 1835-36 to World War II and beyond, debunking many of the prevalent myths surrounding this formidable force.

About the Author

Martin Windrow is an English military historian and a long-time commissioning and art editor for Osprey Publishing. He is the author of numerous books of military history, including The Last Valley, a distinguished history of the French defeat in Vietnam. He lives in the Sussex Downs country of southern England.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780850450514
ISBN-10: 0850450519
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: June 15th, 1971
Pages: 50
Language: English
Series: Men-at-Arms