85th anniversary: The worst accident in the Foreign Legion’s history

In Algeria (North Africa), 85 years ago, the worst accident in the history of the French Foreign Legion occurred. On September 14, 1932, a troop train was heading for Morocco, carrying a Legion battalion ready for fighting. In the afternoon, the train had derailed and fell into a ravine. Tens of legionnaires were killed, two hundreds of legionnaires were wounded.

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Foreign Legion events: August 21 – 31

Discover the most interesting data of the French Foreign Legion’s history. Important campaigns, battles, deployments, operations, the establishments or dissolutions of units… See the Legion’s significant events which took place between August 21 and August 31, will be published.

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Foreign Legion events: August 11 – 20

Get to know important historical data in French Foreign Legion’s history. Significant campaigns and battles, deployments and operations, the establishments or dissolutions of units. Look at the most notable events of the Foreign Legion which occurred between August 11 and August 20.

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Foreign Legion events: August 01 – 10

Find out some important data of the French Foreign Legion’s history. Remarkable campaigns, battles, deployments, operations, the establishments or dissolutions of units… Learn about the Legion’s significant events which occurred between August 01 and August 10.

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Foreign Legion events: July 21 – 31

See the interesting data of the French Foreign Legion. Significant operations, battles, campaigns, deployments, the establishments or dissolutions of units… Explore the most important historical events in Legion’s history which occurred between July 21 and July 31.

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Foreign Legion events: July 11 – 20

Discover the most interesting data of the French Foreign Legion’s history. Important campaigns, battles, deployments, operations, the establishments or dissolutions of units… See the Legion’s significant events which took place between July 11 and July 20.

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Foreign Legion events: July 01 – 10

Explore important historical events in French Foreign Legion’s history. Significant campaigns and battles, deployments and operations, the establishments or dissolutions of units. See the most notable events of the Foreign Legion which occurred between July 01 and July 10.

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