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French Foreign Legion Paratroops

French Foreign Legion Paratroops The decision in Spring to form two battalions of Foreign Legion paratroopers was prompted by the requirement for enlarged airborne forces in the First Indochina War and the healthy recru

  • Title: French Foreign Legion Paratroops
  • Author: Martin Windrow
  • ISBN: 9780850456295
  • Page: 149
  • Format: Paperback
  • The decision, in Spring 1948, to form two battalions of Foreign Legion paratroopers was prompted by the requirement for enlarged airborne forces in the First Indochina War 1946 , and the healthy recruitment then employed by the Legion There were some initial doubts The Legion were known to be magnificent heavy infantry, but were felt by some to lack the flexibility andThe decision, in Spring 1948, to form two battalions of Foreign Legion paratroopers was prompted by the requirement for enlarged airborne forces in the First Indochina War 1946 , and the healthy recruitment then employed by the Legion There were some initial doubts The Legion were known to be magnificent heavy infantry, but were felt by some to lack the flexibility and agility demanded by independent airborne operations In the Legion itself there were some misgivings over the possible clash between the self consciously exclusive para mentality , and the Legion s own very marked sprit de corps Over time, however, all these doubts evaporated with experience.

    French Foreign Legion FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION RECRUITMENT The duration of an initial contract with the Foreign Legion is years non negotiable At the end of the first contract, the legionnaire will have the option to choose between contracts varying in duration from months to years to pursue his career. Joining French Foreign Legion Information No online applications, no letters of invitation, no French embassy s documents are providing to join the French Foreign Legion Keep in mind Keep in mind You Regiments France French Foreign Legion The most decorated regiment of the French Foreign Legion and second most decorated regiment of the French Army Since September , the REI has been stationed at Quartier Commandant Forget in Kourou, French Guiana South America. The French Foreign Legion YouTube This feature is not available right now Please try again later. Uniforms French Foreign Legion Information French Foreign Legion uniforms See the uniforms worn by legionnaires during common service duties, training, exercises, combat operations or military parades. de.legion recrute Fremdenlegion Rekrutierung The Foreign legion only recruits applicants actually reporting at an information desk PILE or at a preselection center CP located in Metropolitan France.

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    About "Martin Windrow"

    1. Martin Windrow

      Martin C Windrow is a British historian, editor and author of several hundred books, articles and monographs, particularly those on organizational or physical details of military history, and the history of the post war French Foreign Legion.

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    1. One oldschool Osprey Elite title of the 80's that is, nevertheless, accurate for its timespan. It shows the evolution of the FFL airborne from Indochina, through Algeria and the reformulation as a laboratory for the French Army after the debacle of 1962. The size of the book does not allow for detailing of their operations in those two wars, so they are presented in note form. After the French leave Algeria, the only remaining airborne regiment of the FFL (the 2nd REP) will be used to save the L [...]


    2. Standard fare from Osprey. Very brief overview of unit's history, accompanied by a selection of black and white photos as well as a superb set of color plates showing different uniforms and associated descriptions. Since Foreign Legion Paras is such a small entity, the rudimentary history of its units is somewhat useful in a pinch. Strength of this booklet lies however (as is usually the case with Osprey's) in its graphic material.Be aware that the book covers the time period only up to Legion's [...]


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