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French Foreign Legion

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emr
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French Foreign Legion

Postby emr » Mon November 17th, 2014, 7:44 pm

More than *cough*-ty years ago I read a couple of books. I think they were about the adventures of some soldiers in the French Foreign Legion, there were battles, some Arab princess in distress in the desert, dunno. The author or authors were probably French.

I'm not asking for a specific title -I'm pretty sure I'll never see those books again- but does anyone know of some title set maybe during the Conquest of Algeria (1830–1847) with Legionnaires involved? And written before the 70s...
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Postby annis » Sat November 22nd, 2014, 4:27 am

The only ones that occur to me are P. C. Wren's trilogy; Beau Geste, Beau Sabreur and Beau Ideal, but they might be too old - they were written in the 1920s.

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Postby donroc » Sat November 22nd, 2014, 6:27 pm

Under two flags, ca 1930s film with Ronald Coleman, Claudette Colbert, and Victor McLaglan -- do not remember book it was based on.
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Bodo the Apostate, a novel set during the reign of Louis the Pious and end of the Carolingian Empire.

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Postby emr » Tue November 25th, 2014, 1:04 am

"annis" wrote:The only ones that occur to me are P. C. Wren's trilogy; Beau Geste, Beau Sabreur and Beau Ideal, but they might be too old - they were written in the 1920s.


Beau Geste! wow The description from Goodreads isn't great but yah it could be... French Legionnaires find one of their fortresses manned by dead men. It does ring a bell. People complain of a dated writing but of course back then I read a translation... You are good :D Thanks

"donroc" wrote:Under two flags, ca 1930s film with Ronald Coleman, Claudette Colbert, and Victor McLaglan -- do not remember book it was based on.


Under Two Flags written by Ouida in 1893. Could be could be...

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