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The French Foreign Legion: A Complete History of the Legendary Fighting Force

Porch, Douglas

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ISBN 10: 0060166525 / ISBN 13: 9780060166526
Published by HarperCollins, New York, 1991
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728, illus., glossary, source notes, selected bibliography, index, front DJ flap price clipped, DJ slightly worn and soiled. In spite of its desertion rate, its fatal preference for frontal assault, and its resistance to modernization, the polyglot, multinational force known as the French Foreign Legion has maintained a reputation for do-or-die combat ferocity since its founding a century and a half ago. This study includes vivid descriptions of such classic legionnaire battles as the 1948 siege at Zaatcha in Morocco, and the valiant last stand at DienBien Phu in 1954. Bookseller Inventory # 54060

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Title: The French Foreign Legion: A Complete ...

Publisher: HarperCollins, New York

Publication Date: 1991

Book Condition: very good, very good

Edition: First? Edition. First? Printing.

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A complete history of the French Foreign Legion discusses the Legion's fight against Algeria and Tunisia in the 1830s, the Carlist Rebellion, the Crimean War, World War I, and other great battles

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Douglas Porch is a professor of national security affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.

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