French Foreign Légionnaire 1890–1914 by Martin Windrow

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As France emerged from the Franco-Prussian War she launched into a interval of lively colonialism, buying territories in South-East Asia and Africa. By the flip of the century a lot of north, west and central Africa was below French management. In order to police all of those territories, the French wanted a military and so the French Foreign Legion was born. In this guide, world-renowned Legion skilled Martin Windrow analyses what it will have been wish to be a member of the French Foreign Legion and the way the expertise, tools, techniques and coaching of the Legion developed within the 80 years between their basis and the outbreak of the First World War. He investigates their glory years in North Africa and Indochina, and attracts extensively on memoirs from two British legionnaires, peppering the textual content with extraordinary first-hand accounts of the French Foreign Legion

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  • Title: French Foreign Légionnaire 1890–1914
  • Author: Martin Windrow
  • Category: Current Events
  • Date: August 2011
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9781849084222

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