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The French Foreign Legion

Author : Jean-Denis G.G. Lepage
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This book gives the reader a straightforward and continuous survey of the history of the French Foreign Legion. By outlining the Legion’s vicissitudes, victorious campaigns, epic marches, heroic and sometimes hopeless stands, dirtiest combats and dramatic defeats, but also by briefly placing the Legion back in the historical background of France, and by describing its development, organization, uniforms, equipments and weapons, the author hopes to dispel myths, and try to give a true and accurate picture of what the French Foreign Legion has been from 1831 until today. There are well-researched, detailed line drawings throughout.

The Best of the Legion Outpost

Author : Glen Cadigan
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Presents material originally published in the "Legion Outpost," a newsletter for the Legion of Super-Heroes fan club.

Old Tenth Legion Marriages in Rockingham County Virginia from 1778 1816 Taken from the Marriage Bonds

Author : Harry M. Strickler
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The portion of the Shenandoah Valley that Thomas Jefferson called the Tenth Legion of Democracy included the counties of Rockingham, Shenandoah and Page. This work is an alphabetized listing of the marriages taken from the marriage bonds found in the Cler

The Legion Companion

Author : Glen Cadigan
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"A comprehensive look at the history of the 30th century's greatest super-hero team! Beginning with their early days in Adventure Comics, it features in-depth interviews with the people responsible for the Legion, including silver age greats Al Plastino, Jim Mooney, and Jim Shooter, plus newer creators like Dave Cockrum, Mike Grell, Jim Starlin, Jim Sherman, Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen, Steve Lightle, Mark Waid, and many more."--back cover.

Alien Legion

Author : Carl Potts
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The spectacular follow-up to Alien Legion: Force Nomad, Piecemaker collects seven more issues in the Alien Legion saga. In stunning full-colour, Force Nomad resumes duty in a series of far-flung combat zones. The volatile Jugger Grimrod confronts his violent past, while Tamara faces a surprising future - amid the always perilous present that is the daily bread for Force Nomad of the Alien Legion.

Cobb s Legion Cavalry

Author : Harriet Bey Mesic
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“The best regiment of either army, North or South”—this was the description of Cobb’s Legion offered by Confederate General Wade Hampton during the Civil War. This large and experienced unit played a crucial role for the South throughout the war. Their actions in more than 130 battles and other engagements over the course of the war are the subject of this book. Additionally, biographies of the officers and the nearly 1500 men of the regiment are included, as well as records of those who died, deserted, or were prisoners of war.

My Name is Legion

Author : Michael Willett Newheart
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Interfaces narrative and psychological criticism with historical perspectives, cultural examination and poetic reflection to create this unique book-length treatment of the Gerasene demoniac that is described in Mark 5:1-20.

A Soldier of the Legion

Author : George Manington
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"The restless spirit of adventure which prompted the author, Mr George Manington, to enlist in the French Foreign Legion, at a later date called him post haste from London, and thus caused us, his friends, to promise to see the manuscript of "A Soldier of the Legion" through the press. 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. It was in the restful periods between these various enterprises that this book was written." -Preface

Caribbean Legion

Author : Charles. Ameringer
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History of the British legion and war in Spain Publ in parts

Author : Alexander Somerville
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Shadow Legion

Author : Adrian S. Holguin
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There is an organization that works from the shadows unknown by the world it assists. They travel around the world via shadows and darkness. They are souls that have trained for millennia in the arts of Ninjitsu, as well as modern day Special Operations warfare. They are known as ShadowKnights, and their main mission is to wipe out all corruption and cruelty from the world; to protect humanity from itself, and protect animals from humanity. But what happens when someone within the legion becomes corrupt? It is up to Augustus Hadrianus, a special operator of the legion, to stop the corruption from within. He undergoes a journey to face someone stronger than him; a deadly opponent. Augustus must train day in and day out to get stronger. A lot is at stake, can Augustus complete his mission? Will he be able to stop the internal corruption?

Legion

Author : Brian Rankin
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August, 165 A.D. and the Legion Legio III Gallica lead by the general Avidius Cassius marches on the deserts of northern Mesopotamia against the mighty Parthian empire. Through the trials of war, one centurion, Titus Flamininus, stands ready to lead his cohort and Legio III Gallica safely through this dynamic time in this unfamiliar place.

Legion Condor 1936 39

Author : James S. Corum
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The bombing of Guernica has become a symbol of Nazi involvement in the Spanish Civil War, but the extent of the German commitment is often underestimated. The Luftwaffe sent 20,000 officers and men to Spain from 1936 to 1939, and the Condor Legion carried out many missions in support of the Spanish Nationalist forces and played a lead role in many key campaigns of the war. Aircraft that would play a significant role in the combat operations of World War II (the Heinkel 11 bomber, the Me 109 fighter, and others) saw their first action in Spain, fighting against the modern Soviet fighters and bombers that equipped the Republican Air Force. Condor Legion bombers attacked Republican logistics and transport behind the lines as well as bombing strategic targets, German bombers and fighters provided highly effective close air support for the front-line troops, and German fighters and anti-aircraft units ensured Nationalist control of the air. The experience garnered in Spain was very important to the development of the Luftwaffe. The war allowed them to hone and develop their tactics, train their officers, and to become the most practised air force in the world at conducting close support of ground troops. In effect, the Spanish Civil War proved to be the training ground for the Blitzkrieg which would be unleashed across Europe in the years that followed. In this rigorous new analysis, Legion Condor expert James Corum explores both the history and impact of the Luftwaffe's engagement during the Spanish Civil War and the role that engagement played in the development of the Luftwaffe strategy which would be used to such devastating effect in the years that followed.

Proceedings of National Convention of the American Legion

Author : American Legion. National Convention
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Legion

Author : William Altimari
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Legion is a stunning recreation of the life of Roman soldiers at a fort on the Gallic frontier in the late First Century B.C. Centurion Quintus Flavius Rufio returns to Gaul near the Rhine to finish his career with the Twenty-fifth Legion. An invasion by the Germans is imminent, and the veteran Rufio takes command of a century with many recruits whom he must train on the eve of the German onslaught. Rufio's return to Gaul has a wider significance as well. Twenty years earlier, he accidentally killed a young Gallic woman in battle. Still haunted by this, he is confronted by her daughter, orphaned as an infant and now an adult, and his search for redemption takes an unexpected turn in his relationship with her. Legion climaxes with the outnumbered Romans attacking the Germans in a savage battle as the barbarians storm into Gaul in a war of annihilation.

Mark of the Legion

Author : Mike Evers
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Bentham Cawley enjoys and quiet and humdrum life as a monk at the Brotherhood of the Resurrection in Hopfield, Yorkshire. But this is all about to change - when he unwillingly embarks on the monastery's new friendship programme and meets remarkable octogenarian Ernest Teale. Just how does Ernest know so much about the past, and how is he connected to the legendary but doomed Roman Ninth Legion? Some secrets wait centuries to be unlocked...

Warriors of the Legion

Author : Ozzy Hameed
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The Betrothed of Death The Spanish Foreign Legion During the Rif Rebellion 1920 1927

Author : José E. Alvarez
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Following her defeat in the Spanish-American War of 1898, Spain shifted her colonial focus to her Protectorate in northern Morocco. When Spanish conscripts began to fight and to die by the thousands, political fallout forced the government to create a new unit of professional soldiers. This unit would serve the dual function of providing fighting men for Moroccan service, while sparing the lives of conscripted men. Under its founder, José Millán Astray, and his deputy, Francisco Franco, the Spanish Foreign Legion would quickly become the spearhead for Spain's army in Africa. This is the story of the creation, organization, and combat role of the Legion in its formative years from 1919 to 1927. Based upon archival sources in Madrid, Segovia, and Ceuta, this is the first and most complete history in English or Spanish of the early years of the Spanish Foreign Legion. The unit was instrumental in crushing Abd-el-Krim's rebellion against Spanish colonial authority. When the Riffians annihilated the army of General Silvestre at Annual in 1921 and were poised to attack the Spanish enclave of Melilla, it was the arrival of the Legion that pacified its panic-stricken citizens. The force would be in the vanguard of all major offensives undertaken in recapturing the territory lost in 1921, and its amphibious landing at Alhucemas Bay in 1925 marked the beginning of the end for the Rif Rebellion.

The Nowhere Legion

Author : Francis Hagan
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Chicago s Irish Legion

Author : James B. Swan
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A detailed account of the history of the 90th Illinois Infantry Regiment, known as the "Chicago Irish Regiment", the only Irish regiment in Major General William Tecumseh Sherman's XV Army Corps, and its pivotal role in the Western Theater of the Civil War. It gives a glimpse into the trials and triumphs of ethnic soldiers during the war.