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.

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2020 Bastille Day Military Parade

This Tuesday marks the French National Day of the 14th July, called Bastille Day in the English-speaking world. As usually, a military parade occurred in Paris. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bastille Day military parade was significantly reduced. Nevertheless, the Foreign Legion was still represented. See videos.

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Foreign Legion: Useful back exercises with Major Gérald

In his another great video published by the official French Foreign Legion channel on YouTube, Major Gérald, the head of the Sports Office of the 1st Foreign Regiment (1er RE), presents very useful basic workouts for strengthening your postural muscles. This very important training prevents you from several types of injuries of your back and help you to maintain a good posture.

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Foreign Legion: Abdominal exercises with Major Gérald

Watch another useful video published by the official French Foreign Legion channel on YouTube to improve your core strength. This video is dedicated to simple and effective physical training techniques for developing your abdominal muscles. They are, as always, presented by Major Gérald (the most senior warrant officer), the head of the Sports Office of the 1st Foreign Regiment (1er RE), the Legion’s HQ.

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