Work of the Fellows: Monographs

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

By Douglas Porch (NHC Fellow, 1982–83)

New York: HarperCollins, 1991

From the publisher’s description:

The legend of Beau Gaste and the hell-raising, hard-drinking, long-suffering, loyal Legionnaires has been immortalized by countless novels and Hollywood movies. Here Douglas Porch examines the Legion myth and goes beyond it to explore the Legion's mystique and describe its performance from its founding in 1831 to today.

Subjects
History / Military History / French History / French Foreign Legion /

Porch, Douglas (NHC Fellow, 1982–83). The French Foreign Legion: A Complete History of the Legendary Fighting Force. New York: HarperCollins, 1991.