80 years ago: Father of the Legion died

80 years ago, on 16 April 1941, one of the most important persons of the French Foreign Legion passed away. Nicknamed as the “Father of the Legion”, he created a modern institution and widely raised public awareness of his legionnaires. His time at the head of the Foreign Legion was known as the Legion’s golden age. However, the Second World War and his damaged health stopped the enormous work dedicated to the legionnaires and veterans.

If you are interested, an article was written in memory of this great man. Learn more:
General Paul-Frédéric Rollet

La version française de l’article pour les lecteurs français :
Général Paul-Frédéric Rollet


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