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French Foreign Legionnaire 1890-1914
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Introduction /Chronology /Recruitment /Training /Appearance /Life in peacetime /Belief and belonging /Life on campaign /The experience of battle /The aftermath of battle /Museums /Select bibliography /Index

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The author, Martin Windrow, is the world's leading expert on the French Foreign Legion and has written a number of critically acclaimed books on the subject, including The Last Valley (2004) and Our Friends Beneath the Sands (2010).

About the Author

Martin Windrow was born in 1944 and educated at Wellington College. Since the 1970s he has worked in book publishing as a commissioning and art editor specializing in military and aviation history. He is a series editor at Osprey and an authority on the French Foreign Legion. He is the author of the highly successful Men-at-Arms 300: French Foreign Legion since 1945 and Men-at-Arms 322: The French War in Indochina 1946-54. He is an Associate of the Royal Historical Society and of the Foreign Legion Association of Great Britain. In 2004 his major study The Last Valley: Dien Bien Phu and the French Defeat in Vietnam was published to critical acclaim in Britain and the USA. Peter Dennis was born in 1950. Inspired by contemporary magazines such as Look and Learn he studied illustration at Liverpool Art College. Peter has since contributed to hundreds of books, predominantly on historical subjects, including many Osprey titles. A keen wargamer and modelmaker, he is based in Nottinghamshire, UK.

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"This book is a must for anyone who is simply interested in the Legion's history as well as toy soldier and model figure hobbyists seeking inspirations for miniature recreations." --Leo Winston, Toy Soldier & Model Figure

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