A Soldier of the Legion

An Englishman's Adventures Under the French Flag in Algeria and Tonquin (Classic Reprint)

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Author: George Manington

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 9780484620918

Category: History

Page: 428

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Excerpt from A Soldier of the Legion: An Englishman's Adventures Under the French Flag in Algeria and Tonquin Though well under forty years of age, he had been a student in France and Germany, a prospective doctor in Paris, a soldier in Algeria and Tonquin, a man of commerce in Indo China, an interpreter, traveller, and journalist in South China, besides a participator in more fleeting occupations in many lands, including Japan and the Philippines. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

A Soldier of the Legion; An Englishman's Adventures Under the French Flag in Algeria and Tonquin

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Author: George Manington,William B Slater,Arthur J Sarl

Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press

ISBN: 9780344607721

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Page: 426

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Soldiers

A Global History of the Fighting Man, 1800–1945

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Author: John A. Haymond

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0811767949

Category: History

Page: 512

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No matter the war, no matter the army, no matter the nationality, common threads run through the experiences of men at war. Soldiers highlights these shared experiences across 150 years of warfare, from the Napoleonic Wars through World War II and everything in between, such as the Mexican and Crimean Wars, the American Civil War, the U.S. Indian Wars and Britain’s imperial bush wars, the Boxer Rebellion, the Boer War, the First World War, and more. Haymond explores the experiences that connect soldiers across time and space and draws heavily from firsthand accounts to craft a narrative with flesh-and-blood immediacy. Soldiers is entertaining and informative: history at its best.

Voices of the Foreign Legion

The History of the World's Most Famous Fighting Corps

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Author: Adrian D. Gilbert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1629140929

Category: History

Page: 288

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The French Foreign Legion has built a reputation as one of the world’s most formidable and colorful military institutions. Established as a means of absorbing foreign troublemakers, the Legion spearheaded French colonialism in North Africa during the nineteenth century. Accepting volunteers from all parts of the world, the Legion acquired an aura of mystery and a less-than-enviable reputation for extreme brutality within its ranks. Voices of the Foreign Legion explores how the Legion selects its recruits, their native lands, and why these warriors seek a life full of hardship and danger. It analyzes the Legion’s brutal attitude toward discipline, questions why desertion has been a perennial problem, and assesses the Legion’s remarkable military achievements since its formation in the year 1831. This is the real story of the Legion, featuring firsthand accounts from the men who have fought in its ranks. Its scope ranges from the conquest of the colonies in Africa and the Far East through the horrors of the two world wars, to the bitter, but ultimately hopeless, battle to maintain France’s far-flung imperial possessions. The story is brought fully up-to-date with accounts and anecdotes from those contemporary foreign legionnaires who continue to fight for French interests around the globe. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The French Foreign Legion

A Complete History of the Legendary Fighting Force

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Author: Douglas Porch

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1628732393

Category: History

Page: 752

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The French Foreign Legion is a complete, captivating study of the famed fighting force, from its inception in 1831 to modern times. Historian Douglas Porch chronicles the Legion’s involvement in Spain, Mexico, Indochina, Madagascar, WWI, Vietnam, and Algiers (to name a few) and delves into the inner workings of legionnaires and their captains. Known for draconian discipline and shrouded in mystery, the secrets of the Legion are guarded by those who have gained admittance into its elite society. In this thoroughly researched and impressive account, Porch reveals the mysteries surrounding a Legion of “unparalleled exoticism, pathos, and drama.”

Rank and File

The Common Soldier at Peace and War, 1642-1914

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Author: Tom Henderson McGuffie

Publisher: London : Hutchinson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Soldiers

Page: 424

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Selected writings of private soldiers, largely British, about their battle experiences or military life.

The Spectator

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English literature

Page: N.A

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General Catalogue of Printed Books

Photolithographic Edition to 1955

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Author: British Museum. Dept. of Printed Books

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English imprints

Page: N.A

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