Legionnaire: Five Years in the French Foreign Legion

Legionnaire: Five Years in the French Foreign Legion

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The French Foreign Legion—mysterious, romantic, deadly—is filled with men of dubious character, and hardly the place for a proper Englishman just nineteen years of age. Yet in 1960, Simon Murray traveled alone to Paris, Marseilles, and ultimately Algeria to fulfill the toughest contract of his life: a five-year stint in the Legion. Along the way, he kept a diary.

Legionnaire is a compelling, firsthand account of Murray's experience with this legendary band of soldiers. This gripping journal offers stark evidence that the Legion's reputation for pushing men to their breaking points and beyond is well deserved. In the fierce, sun-baked North African desert, strong men cracked under brutal officers, merciless training methods, and barbarous punishments. Yet Murray survived, even thrived. For he shared one trait with these hard men from all nations and backgrounds: a determination never to surrender.

ISBN: 9780891418870

Published Date: May 1, 2006

Publisher: Presidio Press

Language: English

Page Count: 348

Size: 7.00" l x 4.50" w x 1.00" h