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Our Friends Beneath the Sands: The French Foreign Legion in France's Colonial Conquests 1870-1935

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Thanks to countless films and books, an entire mythology surrounds the French Foreign Legion and the anonymous, desperate men who fought and died under the desert sun. But the reality is far richer, and Martin Windrow describes it in gripping detail, including the colonial missions in North Africa and Vietnam, the imperative to build empire, and the impact of Islamic fundamentalism.

About the Author

Martin Windrow is an associate of the Royal Historical Society and a member of the Foreign Legion Association of Great Britain. He has worked in publishing since the mid-1960s as a commissioning editor and author.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780753828564
Subtitle:
The French Foreign Legion in France's Colonial Conquests 1870-1935
Publisher:
Phoenix
Author:
Windrow, Martin
Subject:
France
Subject:
SPORTS - Baseball TRD HC
Subject:
Military-General History
Subject:
Military - Other
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20120207
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
83 b/w photos
Pages:
752
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6 in

Related Subjects

» History and Social Science » Military » French Military
» History and Social Science » Military » General History
» History and Social Science » World History » France » General
» History and Social Science » World History » General
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