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Legionnaires invaded Britain

March 19, 2013 · Posted in legion

About a week ago, 200 legionnaires invaded Britain in Gosport, Hampshire (opposite Portsmouth). These legionnaires were a part of the French troops, comprising more than 500 men, participated in a military training exercise.

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Anniversary of creation of the French Foreign Legion

March 9, 2013 · Posted in history, legion
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On March 10, 2013, the French Foreign Legion will celebrate the 182nd anniversary of its creation. Following the suggestion of Minister of War (Ministre secrétaire d’État au département de la Guerre) Jean-de-Dieu Soult of March 9, King Louis Philippe presented a new royal ordinance in Paris on March 10, 1831, in which he ordered establishment of the Foreign Legion.

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