Foreign Legion: French Documentaries 2018

In January and February 2018, two French TV channels published new documentaries portraying the Foreign Legion, its recruiment process, basic training at the farm near Castelnaudary and the life in the Legion. Enjoy watching these interesting videos.

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Foreign Legion: Units to receive HK 416 F

As part of the modernization of the French Armed Forces, a new assault rifle will be delivered to French units within the next ten years. The German-made Heckler & Koch HK 416 F (French version). Hundreds of them have already been delivered to several French Foreign Legion units in 2017. Other HK 416 F rifles would be delivered to legionnaires in 2018.

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Foreign Legion: 2017 in Retrospective

The official channel of the French Foreign Legion released a new video showing the previous year of 2017 in retrospective, to present the most important events captured on camera by the Legion.

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MLE: Foreign Legion Music Band in Paris

Yesterday, February 7, 2018, the Foreign Legion Music Band (MLE) performed an excellent concert in Paris, dedicated to the soldiers wounded during military operations and the families of those soldiers killed in action. The annual charitable concert is organized by the Military Governor of Paris. For its high prestige, the Foreign Legion Music Band was asked to be the main participant in this important event.

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42 years ago: 1976 Loyada Rescue Mission

February 4, 1976. This date marks the Loyada Rescue Mission, a mission to rescue 31 French children kidnapped by local rebels in then French Somaliland, today’s Djibouti (Horn of Africa). French Foreign Legion units successfully participated in.

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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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