French Foreign Legion 1872–1914 (Men-at-Arms) (Paperback)

French Foreign Legion 1872–1914 (Men-at-Arms) By Martin Windrow, Mike Chappell (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Martin Windrow, Mike Chappell (Illustrator)


This volume covers the classic 'Beau Geste' period, of the French Foreign Legion when the corps was expanded during the most dynamic years of French imperial expansion. Legion battalions fought in the deserts and mountains of southern Algeria and Morocco, as well as in the jungles of North Vietnam, West Africa and Madagascar. Their varied uniforms and equipments for each period and theater are illustrated and examined. Written by a leading expert on the French Foreign Legion, this is a colorful introduction to the period when the Legion forged their legendary fighting reputation.

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.

Praise For…

“It is another fascinating title and looks at a force that still has a reputation for toughness and getting the job done.  It is a very interesting read and can easily be recommended.” —Scott Van Aken, Modeling Madness

Product Details
ISBN: 9781849083263
ISBN-10: 1849083266
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: July 20th, 2010
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Men-at-Arms