Legionnaire: Five Years in the French Foreign Legion, the World's Toughest Army (Paperback)
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Legionnaire: Five Years in the French Foreign Legion, the World's Toughest Army (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 15/04/2021
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'One of the greatest adventure stories in years.' - Chris Patten

'The drama, excitement and colour of a good guts-and-glory thriller.' - Dr. Henry Kissinger

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 on to 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. Subjected to brutal sergeants, merciless training methods and barbaric punishments - all in the hostile, sun-baked North African desert - Murray and his fellow men were pushed to breaking point, and beyond.

Sixty years on, it remains a remarkable account of one of the most notorious military groups, a tale of true adventure and one man's determination never to surrender.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529054354
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 252 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 23 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A pleasure to read and nearly impossible to put down * Army Times *
One of the greatest adventure stories in recent years -- Chris Patten
A fascinating account of life in the toughest soldiering outfit in the world * Sunday Mail *
Embodies an experience that many have enjoyed in fantasy, few in reality * The Washington Post *
The drama, excitement, and color of a good guts-and-glory thriller -- Dr Henry Kissinger
His book is . . . perhaps the best book I remember reading - not just about the legion but about life -- George Thaw, Daily Mirror

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