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Elite #006: French Foreign Legion Paratroops

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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 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 ésprit de corps. Over time, however, all these doubts evaporated with experience.

About the Author

Martin Windrow is series editor at Osprey and an authority on the post-war French army, particularly the Foreign Legion. He is the author of the very successful MAA 300 French Foreign Legion since 1945 and the recent MAA 322 The French War in Indochina 1946-54. Wayne R. Braby is a specialist military book dealer currently based in Hollywood, California. His collection of Foreign Legion books and memorabilia goes back 20 years; and he is recognised as a leading authority on the literature of the Foreign Legion.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780850456295
With:
Barby, Wayne
Author:
Braby, Wayne
Illustrator:
Lyles, Kevin L.
Author:
Lyles, Kevin
Author:
Windrow, Martin
Author:
Barby, Wayne
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Location:
London :
Subject:
Military - General
Subject:
Military Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
France
Subject:
Military-General History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Elite
Series Volume:
006
Publication Date:
19850931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
65
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.86x7.18x.5 in. .46 lbs.

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