French Foreign Legion 1831-71


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By: Martin Windrow
Illustrated by: Gerry Embleton

Supplied by: Waterstones

Format: Paperback
Pages: 43
ISBN: 9781472817709
Published: 15/12/2016

Current purchase price:
£10.99

French Foreign Legion 1831-71

Concluding his bestselling series on the French Foreign Legion, Martin Windrow explores the formation and development of the Legion during its 'first generation'. Raised in 1831, the Legion's formative years would see it fight continuous and savage campaigns in Algeria, aid the Spanish government in the Carlist War, join the British in the Crimean campaign and fight alongside the Swiss in the bloody battles of Magenta and Solferino. With the ever-changing combat environments they found themselves in, the Legion had to constantly adapt in order to survive. Taking advantage of the latest research, this lavishly illustrated study explores the evolution of the uniforms and kit of the French Foreign Legion, from their early campaigns in Algeria through to their iconic Battle of Camerone in Mexico and their role in the Franco-Prussian war.

 

 




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