100 years ago: A sad campaign in France ended for the Foreign Legion

100 years ago, in late June 1871, three battalions of the Foreign Legion landed in Algeria, having returned from the very first deployment of the Legion in metropolitan France. The men spent eight months there and took part in a wretched campaign. However, these weren’t the only foreigners to participate in the then fighting on the French side. Also, the three battalions didn’t represent all units of the Legion that were to partake in the conflict.

If you are interested, learn more in the link:
Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871

La version française de l’article pour les lecteurs français :
Guerre franco-prussienne de 1870


Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871 - Foreign Volunteers - Foreign Legion - History