Voices of the Foreign Legion
The French Foreign Legion has gained a reputation as one of the most formidable of military institutions. Accepting volunteers from all parts of the globe, the Legion has acquired an aura of mystery – and a less than enviable reputation for brutality within its ranks. Voices of the Foreign Legion considers how recruits are selected and trained, where they come from and why they seek a life of hardship and danger.
This is the real story of the Legion, featuring many, superb first-
'Voices of the Foreign Legion is a profound, life-
'These compelling stories of the Foreign Legion, sometimes brutal, are imprinted on the page. It is impossible to remain unmoved.'
'Gilbert's book is characterized by the original testimonies of the legionaries. Interesting reading, and not just for enthusiasts.'
“Military history is not really my thing, but this book grabbed me at the first chapter and I read the whole thing in the course of a day.”
“This is the real story of the Legion, featuring many, superb first-
Janet’s Book Corner
“I was enthralled by this book. One of the most interesting I have ever read.”
Marie Angel (Reviewer)
“This book is very interesting, insightful and there is a lot of horror and death. I found it easy to read, well written, and God bless every one of these men for fighting for a better world.”
Cherie Homan (Reviewer)
“Author Adrian Gilbert opened up an unknown world for me in this book. My thoughts about the Legion before reading this incredibly well-
Char Jones (Reviewer)
"Fascinating and moving accounts of soldiers that have served in the Legion."
Peter Coxall (Reviewer)
"I always thought the Foreign Legion attracted a rough bunch, and this intriguing book confirms that plus so much more. Totally engrossing!"
Literary Soirée (Reviewer)
"I really enjoyed this book far more than I thought I would… it is like reading a work of fiction and you just have to keep on reading to see what will happen next."
"The French Foreign Legion is unique among the world's militaries. Its use of only non-
Craig Pearson (Educator)