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


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

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 9780342636518


Page: 426

View: 1608

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A Soldier of the Legion


Author: George Manington

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 136587866X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 162

View: 8465

In Paris, 1890, an Englishman named George Manington signed up to join the French Foreign Legion. French Indochina was his destination, to help quell the rebels against colonial rule that had emerged after the Sino-French War. The Yen Th


A Global History of the Fighting Man, 1800–1945


Author: John A. Haymond

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0811767949

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 9930

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


Author: Adrian D. Gilbert

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1626367841

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 7671

The French Foreign Legion has established a reputation as the most formidable of military forces. Created as a means of protecting French interests abroad, 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 brutality within its ranks. Attracting recruits from all over the world, these new soldiers explain in their own words why they submitted themselves to such brutal training. Voices of the Foreign Legion looks at how the legion selects its recruits, where they come from, and why they seek a life of incredible hardship and danger. It also analyzes the legion’s strict attitude toward discipline, questions why desertion is a perennial problem, and assesses the legion’s military achievements since its formation in 1831. 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 battles to maintain France’s imperial possessions.

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The Common Soldier at Peace and War, 1642-1914


Author: Tom Henderson McGuffie

Publisher: London : Hutchinson


Category: Soldiers

Page: 424

View: 1799

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