What Ever Happened to the FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION?

May 2011
Military History;May2011, Vol. 28 Issue 1, p28
The article discusses historical information about the French Foreign Legion. The legion has been established as a military remedy to the problem of illegal immigration in France during the European revolutions from 1830 to 1831. The participation of the legion in the First Carlist war in Madrid, Spain in 1835 is reported. The continuous operations of the legion is described, noting the service being given by its units in many peace enforcement missions in various countries like Chad and Afghanistan.


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