In this worthy addition to the Men-at-Arms series, Martin Windrow examines the history and uniforms of the French Foreign Legion from the start of the First World War to the end of the Second World War. The author's knowledgeable text covers such topics as a comprehensive battle history of the Legion on the Western Front 1914-18, the colonial campaigns in Morocco, Syria and Indochina, the Battle of France and campaign in Tunisia. This volume is splendidly illustrated throughout, containing a wealth of contemporary photographs and eight full page colour plates by Mike Chappell.
*50 b/w photos
* 8 color photos
* 7 x 9
The outbreak of World War I saw a huge number of enthusiastic foreign recruits swell the ranks of the Legion which saw action in most of the famous battles of the Western Front, as well as in Russia and the Dardanelles. The book covers the Legion's attempts to subdue the warlike North African tribes, and finally its action in World War 2 including the tragic occasion during the North African campaign when legionnaire fought legionnaire.