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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This was Commandant O'Brien, of the French Foreign Legion. He was a slim yet somewhat swaggering figure, clean-shaven, dark-haired, and blue-eyed, and, as seemed natural in an officer of that famous regiment of victorious failures and successful suicides, he had an air at once dashing and melancholy.
Barely surviving revolutions in Mexico, Venezuela, and Nicaragua, he enlisted in the French Foreign Legion. In 1914, at the start of the Great War, he became an officer and the first American to earn France's highest medal for valor.
Beware of the army camo paint Joining the French Foreign Legion can be a way into citizenship but military service could be an unwanted consequence.
Recent results, League positions and the current form of Reds and Three Lions captain Steven Gerrard all point to an away win, but the Toon's French Foreign Legion have it in themselves to cause an upset, so if you think they will come flying out the blocks then back Newcastle half-time and full-time at 6/1.
A former soldier in the French Foreign Legion, he was described by his family as a "true gentleman who died doing the job he loved".
Some job seekers are even offered the chance to apply for the French Foreign Legion whose motto is "Legio Patria Nostra" (The Legion is our Homeland).
Simeonov has served as sergeant in the French Foreign Legion and was among the four French soldiers who were killed in northern Afghanistan Friday, after a serviceman from the Afghan National Army opened fire.
The victims were members of the French Foreign Legion, Paris confirmed.
"I have no problem in lifting the blockade tomorrow as long as there is a force to inspect everything coming into the Gaza Strip and (prevent) terrorist activity," Lieberman told MPs on Monday."Instead of us doing it ourselves, you (can) send the French Foreign Legion!" he added.
The RAF's French foreign legion; De Gaulle, the British and the re-emergence of French airpower 1940-45.
The participants, French men and women between the ages of 23 and 34, all have military training, which was a prerequisite for joining the mission, says Amnon Cohen, a spokesman for the group, who himself was a soldier in the French Foreign Legion for 15 years.
In between are 50 units selected from round the world: Rome's Praetorian Guard, the Knights Templar, the Aztecs' Military Orders, the Zulu Imps, the French Foreign Legion, the Gurkhas, British Paratroopers and Royal Marines and the US's Green Berets.