110th anniversary: Foreign Legion’s company overtook by a severe snowstorm

March or Die… In Algeria on February 1, 1908, a blinding snowstorm overtook a company of the Foreign Legion during the march to a remote military post on the Algeria-Morocco border. Lost in a semi-desert land, tens of legionnaires died, many other suffered frostbite and had to be amputated. Though unknown these days, this disaster has remained one of the most tragic events for the Legion. And we want to remember these brave men.

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CERA: A little-known airborne unit of the Legion serving in Indochina

Learn about one of the little-known units of the French Foreign Legion serving in then Indochina during the First Indochina War (1946-54). In January 1951, a short-living airborne unit being composed of legionnaires in the majority carried was established. It carried out airdropping missions to resupply isolated troops during operations against the Viet Minh. See the most comprehensive data regarding the CERA company you can find on the internet.

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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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