Thursday, April 3, 2008

Non-Fiction: The French Foreign Legion

I am skimming more than reading The French Foreign Legion: A Complete History of the Legendary Fighting Force By Douglas Porch. I am most interested about the Legion in Algiers and Morocco and Porch has other books that specifically examine those conflicts; The Conquest of the Sahara and The Conquest of Morocco. Unfortunately the local library does not have the specific books I am looking for, so I checked out this one instead. After pawing through it a bit, however, I have found some areas that really fascinate me, specifically the origins of the Legion and, as always, Camerone.

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