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Murderers, gamblers and criminals on the run: How French Foreign Legion soldiers were the toughest in the world and would march in 50C heat till their BOOTS filled with BLOOD

[Translate] Murderers, gamblers and criminals on the run: How French Foreign Legion soldiers were the toughest in the world and would march in 50C heat till their BOOTS filled with BLOOD New book examines the legendary, vicious (and racist) French … Continue reading

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This is what basic training in the French Foreign Legion is like

[Translate] This is what basic training in the French Foreign Legion is like By Blake Stilwell Oct. 04, 01:11 PM If the idea of spending 12 weeks in boot camp is what keeps people from joining the Marine Corps, they … Continue reading

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Americans struggle to meet the French Foreign Legion’s high bar

[Translate] Americans struggle to meet the French Foreign Legion’s high bar Edward, an American member of the French Foreign Legion, takes a break during a weapons drill in September at Camp de Carpiagne, home base of the Legion’s First Cavalry … Continue reading

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France: arming vessels

[Translate] France: arming vessels

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After revealing British taxpayers will fund a £2m wall at Calais to keep illegal immigrants out… now we will pay £80m to private security firms to guard FRENCH ports

[Translate] After revealing British taxpayers will fund a £2m wall at Calais to keep illegal immigrants out… now we will pay £80m to private security firms to guard FRENCH ports  The Home Office is advertising for firms to beef up … Continue reading

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Private security firms can start operating on board French flagged vessels

[Translate] Private security firms can start operating on board French flagged vessels in Piracy and Security News 29/10/2015 The enactment of Law No. 2014-742 of 1st July 2014 and the signing of decrees related during late 2014 and early 2015 … Continue reading

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The role of French private military companies in the security privatization sector: specific features of the French approach and a comparison with Anglo-Saxon private military companies/

[Translate] The role of French private military companies in the security privatization sector: specific features of the French approach and a comparison with Anglo-Saxon private military companies/ Role francouzskych soukromych vojenskych spolecnosti v sektoru privatizace bezpecnosti: specificke znaky francouzskeho pristupu … Continue reading

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The mysterious lure of the French Foreign Legion keeps drawing Americans

[Translate] The mysterious lure of the French Foreign Legion keeps drawing Americans By Dan Lamothe December 16 Follow @danlamothe Video from November 2014 shows Legionnaires training on the island of Mayotte, a French territory off the coast of eastern Africa. … Continue reading

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How I went to join the Foreign Legion

[Translate] How I went to join the Foreign Legion thetimes.co.uk By Kaya Burgess 3 April 2014 Contrary to modern myth, France’s mysterious fighting force does not take murderers, rapists or violent criminals. But, only tough guys need apply Just a … Continue reading

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‘ENGAGED IN GLORY ALONE’: Yanks in French Foreign Legion Were First to Fight

[Translate] ‘ENGAGED IN GLORY ALONE’: Yanks in French Foreign Legion Were First to Fight VFW, Veterans of Foreign Wars Magazine By Gary Ward 1 September 2014, Three years before Doughboys hit the trenches of France, Americans were fighting and dying … Continue reading

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