180 years ago: Motherhouse of the French Foreign Legion was born

180 years ago, in April 1841, the Foreign Legion in Algeria was split by order into two regiments. Thus, the current Motherhouse of the Legion was born. See an article dedicated to its history, supplemented by 80+ pictures and documents, some of them never published before.

If you are interested, learn more about history of the 1st Foreign Regiment:
History of the 1st Foreign Regiment

La version française de l’article pour les lecteurs français :
Historique du 1er Régiment Etranger


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