Life in the French Foreign Legion : How to Join and What to Expect When You Get There

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"First let me say that I would not recommend joining the French Foreign Legion to anyone."

With that disclaimer, author Evan McGorman begins a fascinating, first-person account of his French Foreign Legion experience, from the "pure, heart-pounding rush" of his first day at Fort De Nogent, to his days in Sarajevo at the height of the war, to his final day of service five years later.

Beyond McGorman's personal experiences, this definitive handbook covers nearly every aspect of Legion life including where to go to enlist, what to expect during boot camp, how to make friends (and avoid making enemies), how to survive, and two chapters dedicated to desertion.

"Most of your fellow hopefuls will be down to earth and have their heads on straight, like yourself," says McGorman. "But you will also be in the company of many criminal minds, fly-by-night dreamers, kooks, and loonies from whom you should definitely try and keep your distance."

About the Author: In 1983, McGorman read a magazine article about the French Foreign Legion and was amazed to discover it still existed. For the next six years he was consumed by the romantic notion of running away to join. In 1989, after serving four years in the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, he went to France and signed on for a five-year stint with the Legion. He currently resides in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.

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In 1983, Evan McGorman read a magazine article about the French Foreign Legion and was amazed to discover it still existed. For the next six years he was consumed by the romantic notion of "running away to join." In 1989, after having served four years in the Royal Canadian Horse Artillery, he went to France where he signed on for a five-year stint with the Legion. He currently resides in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia.

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