: French Foreign Legion: 1940 to the Present (Uniforms illustrated 15)Автор
: Yves L. Cadiou; Tibor SzecskoИздательство
: Arms & Armour PressГод
: 97 MbЯзык
Since 1940 the Legion has gained a reputation for being an elite corps, its deeds during the Second World War and later in South-East Asia and Algeria are well known, and names like Bjervik, Narvik, Bir-Hakeim, Clomar, Caobang, Dien-Bien-Phu, Guelma and Kolwezi will always be associated with it.The Legion's total strength numbers about 8500 men. Some 2800 are stationed on French soil, and the rest of the Legion is stationed overseas in French Guiana, Tahiti, Djibouti, and the island of Mayotte in the Indian Ocean. The Legion has its headquarters in Aubagne.