French Foreign Legion

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French Foreign Legion

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(Military) a unit of the French Army formerly serving esp in French North African colonies. It is largely recruited from foreigners, with French senior officers
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Noun1.French Foreign Legion - a former foreign legion in the French army that was used for military duties outside of FranceFrench Foreign Legion - a former foreign legion in the French army that was used for military duties outside of France
foreign legion - a military unit composed of foreign volunteers who serve the state
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Violette joined the Special Operations Executive's espionage team after her husband, dashing French Legionnaire Etienne, was killed by the Nazis at El Alamein in 1942.
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