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03 Dec 2012 9:12 p.m. PST
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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2012 9:04 p.m. PST

This is a interesting link for those who like to read about the French Foreign Legion.
These short article belongs to 1931.
Take note that about component of legionnaires soldiers , 60% were germans and 10% russians, the rest from many other nationalities, so the french were minority.
The meal was much better to any other Army of those days, as the article said.

Read more here.
PDF link

Hope you enjoy!


Legion 403 Dec 2012 9:55 p.m. PST

Viva le' Legion !!!!!!!!

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2012 7:05 a.m. PST

Vive la morte
Vive la guerre
Vive la Legion Etranger!

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2012 11:22 a.m. PST

Et vivre ma chers TMP amis!


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2012 11:23 a.m. PST

Et vivre ma TMP amis!


Jcfrog Supporting Member of TMP04 Dec 2012 4:02 p.m. PST

There are no French! by definitions, they are all registered as Swiss or Belgians.
Between wars they'd be a refuge for Germans from their big continuing economic depression 1924-34…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP05 Dec 2012 10:58 a.m. PST

Well, there were french always.
Maybe not the "good" french as voluntaires, maybe mostly with some "social" justice problems who decided to join the FFL to avoid them.
I had visited the Headquarters of the French Legion at Niza.
They had list with all the members in displayings on a wall and there were some french names.
One of the legionnaires who attended the visits said that to be a french born had a step forward to the rank to corporal on those days.


spontoon08 Dec 2012 10:56 a.m. PST

I thought that Belgians were prohibited from the legion by decree of the King of the Belgians. RE: Le Boudin.

Cloudy08 Dec 2012 9:51 p.m. PST

"Pour les Belges y en a plus, ce sont des tireurs au cul."

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Dec 2012 10:34 p.m. PST


Tres bien mon ami!.


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