French Foreign Legionnaires in Southeastern Europe during World War I

105 years ago, in late April 1915, the Allied forces consisting of French, British, Australian and New Zealand troops landed in the Gallipoli peninsula in todays Turkey, to open a new theatre of the First World War. Among the landing French troops, there was also a Foreign Legion Battalion with a strength of more than 1,000 legionnaires. The tormented odyssey of forgotten heroes had started…

See history of the Foreign Legion in Southeastern Europe during World War I:
Foreign Legion in the Balkans: 1915-1919

La version française de l’article pour les visiteurs français:
Légion étrangère en Orient : 1915-1919


Dardanelles - Gallipoli - Balkans - Greek - Serbia - Macedonia