I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the legion and it's history.
Overall I found this book to be well researched, somewhat dry at times, filled with interesting information and analysis.
Douglas Porch's inside view of the Foreign Legion in great detail keeps the reader enthralled through every page.
At 728 pages of small print, this volume is almost a reference book: all you wanted to know about the French Foreign Legion and were afraid to ask. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Matthew J. Brennan
I enjoyed the overall history, however one of my main focuses was Dien Bien Phu and was a bit disappointed that only 9 pages were dedicated to what could be considered one of the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dustin
A history I never knew in its totality, far beyond Beau Geste et alPublished 4 months ago by 2FELINES
The book is tedious! While I am an avid history reader, It has too much minutiae for a normal reader; it resembles a history course text book.Published 8 months ago by Gremlin
Much time and effort were obviously expended in writing this wonderful book. My congratulations and thanks go to Douglas Porch at the Citadel. Read morePublished 10 months ago by kern w craig
What is there not to like about the French Foreign Legion. The intrigue, the people, the events and the Legions history. If you ever saw Beau Gest, you need to read this book.Published 12 months ago by TBL
I HAVEN'T FINISHED READING THE BOOK YET BUIT UP TO NOW IT HAS THE DETAIL (BEING A HISTORIAN MYSELF) THAT I LIKE.Published 13 months ago by F. Dougan