113 years ago: Foreign Legion’s company decimated by a severe snowstorm

In early February 1908, an unexpected severe snowstorm surprised a Foreign Legion company on the edge of the Sahara, during their march to a remote military post at the Algeria-Morocco border. Within hours, the unmerciful element decimated the unit. Many legionnaires died, others had to undergo amputation of their frozen extremities.

An article was written in memory of these brave men. Learn more:
1908 Forthassa Disaster

La version française de l’article pour les lecteurs français :
La Tragédie de Forthassa de 1908


1908 Forthassa Disaster - Foreign Legion - Forthassa - Algeria - 1908