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Featured battle : Girona

Part of The French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars

Date : 06 June 1809 - 10 December 1809

The two French Corps were assigned to Siege Force and Covering Force. The majority of French losses were due to sickness, two of their generals died of malaria. The Spanish defence was exceptionally determined including many local volunteers and a battalion of women. Girona was reinforced on two occasions. Only 4,248 were fit at the time of the surrender.

Featured image :

Bren Light Machine Gun

Bren Light Machine Gun

The main LMG used by the British during World War 2, this is a Bren mark II from 1942.

Gallery updated : 2016-02-21 17:33:57

Featured review :

Fighting for the French Foreign Legion - Memoirs of a Scottish Legionnaire

Lochrie, Alex
There are quite a number of memoirs out there of men attracted by the legion, and I've read most of them. Luckily, this one ranks quite highly amongst those I've read. The author manages to join the legion at quite an advanced age - 38 - and so brings a different viewpoint to the training and life as an older man.
His training and experience as a member of their special forces is usual for this kind of book - he serves in Tchad, Bosnia, Desert Storm, but he becomes a technical specialist in photographic techniques and brings a sensitivity to his writing that is sometimes lacking in others. It's a more thoughtful book, and should be a good addition to anyone's Legion library.

Pen & Sword Military, 2013

Reviewed : 2015-05-27 20:14:20