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

Author : 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.

Published by : Pen & Sword Military, 2013
ISBN : 178337615-5

Review last updated : 2015-05-27 20:14:20

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