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Michigan Dave
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The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 7/28/2016 4:14:48 PM
Guys,

What about the French Foreign Legion, Are they just a made up for Hollywood group of Mercenaries?? Starring Bogart, Cary Grant or Errol Flynn?? What is their history, just who are these guys?? Websites and comments articles & books!?? We never talk about the FFL?? Are they up to anything today? How hard is it to join this group? Are they even around today? Are there any FFL in Quebec?? Do they have any causes? Good guys or bad guys!?

Who are these guys?? really!?
MD

BTW They did have cool hats!
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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 7/28/2016 7:01:23 PM

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Guys,

What about the French Foreign Legion, Are they just a made up for Hollywood group of Mercenaries?? Starring Bogart, Cary Grant or Errol Flynn?? What is their history, just who are these guys?? Websites and comments articles & books!?? We never talk about the FFL?? Are they up to anything today? How hard is it to join this group? Are they even around today? Are there any FFL in Quebec?? Do they have any causes? Good guys or bad guys!?

Who are these guys?? really!?
MD

BTW They did have cool hats!
--Michigan Dave



Dave, these people are people from other countries who have volunteered to serve with this unit.

You have to go to France to enlist.

But I believe that French citizens may also apply. The unit is not completely made up of foreigners.

After 3 years, a member of the Legion can apply for full citizenship. You can shorten the wait by getting wounded. Then you may apply right away.

I believe that these troops fought in Afghanistan most recently and may still be there.


I hesitate to point this out but Québec is a province in Canada. Why would the French Foreign Legion be present on Canadian soil? Québec is not France nor is it a colony of France.

Any armed forces in Québec are from the Canadian forces and that includes regiments like the Van Doos.

However there is a FFL veterans' association in Québec so clearly some Quebeckers did travel to France to enlist.

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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 7/29/2016 2:21:29 AM
 They're still around. They often serve as a "fire brigade" for the French military when crises erupt. People joining have to have a reasonably clean personal history (wasn't always that way) and have excellent physical fitness. Their official cause is 'France'. As to good or bad, they're IMO another contingent of Western troops. Their behavior will to a large extent be guided by national policy and the quality of their leadership, as with any group of soldiers. The wiki article [Read More] discusses their history.

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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 7/29/2016 3:44:24 AM
The French Foreign Legion (French: Légion étrangère) is a unique military unit in the French Army established in 1831. The legion was specifically created for foreign nationals wishing to serve in the French Armed Forces. Commanded by French officers, it is also open to French citizens, who amounted to 24% of the recruits as of 2007.

The Legion is today known as an elite military unit whose training focuses not only on traditional military skills; but also on its strong esprit de corps. As its men come from different countries with different cultures, this is a widely accepted solution to strengthen them enough to work as a team.

Consequently, training is often described as not only physically challenging, but also extremely stressful psychologically.

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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 7/29/2016 5:00:25 AM
In the 1990s, we used to take our kids to the Corsican town of Calvi, a beautiful citadel with dramatic scenery and history to match.

When we were there, there was a daily array of soldiers descending by parachute into the sea, with large aircraft circling the bay.

This was because Calvi was the home of the Parachute ( Paratroop?) Regiment of the Foreign Legion.

When we met some of them ( they were only allowed out in the town under strict supervision ) it was shocking to see how many of them were our British compatriots.

They were, I must say, a rather wild bunch.

On one occasion we witnessed the intervention of the Military Police of The Legion who had to sort out a brawl. I have never seen such hard and ferocious men as those fellows who quickly and rather sharply subdued those rather frightening desperadoes.

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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 7/29/2016 7:45:24 AM

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In the 1990s, we used to take our kids to the Corsican town of Calvi, a beautiful citadel with dramatic scenery and history to match.

When we were there, there was a daily array of soldiers descending by parachute into the sea, with large aircraft circling the bay.

This was because Calvi was the home of the Parachute ( Paratroop?) Regiment of the Foreign Legion.

When we met some of them ( they were only allowed out in the town under strict supervision ) it was shocking to see how many of them were our British compatriots.

They were, I must say, a rather wild bunch.

On one occasion we witnessed the intervention of the Military Police of The Legion who had to sort out a brawl. I have never seen such hard and ferocious men as those fellows who quickly and rather sharply subdued those rather frightening desperadoes.

Regards, Phil
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So Hollywood is not that far off? This is how for the most part they are portrayed! It does seem most of the time they are depicted fighting from a desert fort??
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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 7/29/2016 8:57:50 AM
 The 'desert fort' image is a reflection of their long service in French North Africa. Their headquarters, at that time, was at Sidi Bel Abbès in Algeria. The Arabs were hardly calm under colonial rule, and the Legion had their hands full keeping a lid on all sorts of disorder. Noteworthy is that there were also many colonial troops of the French Army in north Africa; it is not as if the Legion were the sole force there.

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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 7/29/2016 9:18:38 AM
The present city, on the Wadi Mékerra River, developed around a French camp built in 1843. In 1849 a planned agricultural town was established around the existing military post.

From the 1830s until 1962, the city was closely associated with the French Foreign Legion, the location of its basic training camp, and the headquarters of its 1st Foreign Regiment. In the late 1890s the town, described as being of Spanish appearance, had a civilian population of about 30,000.

The main buildings were in the French military district of the Quartier Vienot. The training centre of the modern Algerian National Gendarmerie is located in Sidi Bel Abbès.

Source-Wikipedia

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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 7/29/2016 8:34:28 PM
My personal encounter with Legionnaires came in late '71 when I was stationed in Verdun, France. The French had been forced to abandon their African colonies and one of the Legion brigades was brought home to Verdun. It was a mess.

Legionnaires roamed the streets accosting and raping any female they came across. The entered shops and took what they wanted. The local police were helpless and all they could do was stand by until Legion officers were able to take their soldiers in hand.

All American troops in the area were restricted to base and those few who lived on the economy were brought into the barracks and housed until things calmed down.

Not a single word about it in the local newspapers, radio or television. The Stars & Stripes didn't even report it.

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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 7/30/2016 1:44:51 AM
They have come to Australia, from the Polynesian Garrison on a number of occasions.
From what I have heard, tactically and basic soldiery they were pretty woe full. Thy gave a very impressive demonstration of a company assault (re attacking in a mass wave) against a dug in foe over open clear scrub. Which ironically the assault wave won!!!
Physically fit, could pull off a macho, imposing aura but field skills were very lacking without prior orders from their SGT's and officers.
No doubt they are very motivated and brave and have a good rep with Storming Norman Shwarkoff (spelling?) after the first Gulf War.

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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 7/30/2016 2:35:43 AM
The Stars & Stripes didn't even report it.

 Now, Dale, did that really surprise you ?

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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 7/30/2016 4:20:01 AM
Rape is not permitted. I have read of one senior and junior NCO being driven out of the company after being caught red-handed....both were thrown out of the regiment in the period of 24 hours and left the FFL soon after without pension rights; but possibly with the right to appeal...two senior NCOs and a couple of legionnaires were suspected; but other legionnaires could not prove this; and sotis was not a single case of rape0.

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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 7/30/2016 8:56:30 AM

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My personal encounter with Legionnaires came in late '71 when I was stationed in Verdun, France. The French had been forced to abandon their African colonies and one of the Legion brigades was brought home to Verdun. It was a mess.

Legionnaires roamed the streets accosting and raping any female they came across. The entered shops and took what they wanted. The local police were helpless and all they could do was stand by until Legion officers were able to take their soldiers in hand.

All American troops in the area were restricted to base and those few who lived on the economy were brought into the barracks and housed until things calmed down.

Not a single word about it in the local newspapers, radio or television. The Stars & Stripes didn't even report it.
--sargentodiaz





Not a good reflection on the Legion!?
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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 12/7/2016 10:36:50 PM
Most of the Foreign Legion is in the 6th Light Armored Brigade.

Most Foreign Legion units are also in Metropolitan France. There are two overseas units--the 3rd Foreign Legion regiment in Guyane (the security force for the European Space Agency launch facility) and a small detachment in Mayotte in the Indian Ocean.

The 6th Brigade has the following Foreign Legion units: the brigade signal company, the First Foreign Legion cavalry, 2nd Foreign Legion infantry (on VBCI wheeled infantry fighting vehicles), the 13th Demi-Brigade (on VAB armored personnel carriers), and the First Foreign Legion engineers. Non-Legion units in the brigade include the 21st Marine Infantry (on VAB), the 3rd Marine Artillery, and the 1st Spahi light cavalry.

Other Foreign Legion units include a Parachute battalion on Corsica and the 2nd Foreign Legion Engineer battalion in the 27th Mountain Brigade.

Finally, the 1st and 4th Foreign legion regiments are at Legion headquarters at Aubagne near Marseilles with responsibility for administration and training.

Most of these units are "regiments", but they have active components of battalion size.

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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 12/8/2016 9:00:01 AM
Wow Mike,

I never realized they were so versatile and broad ranged in their service! Which other countries military would you say they are most like? Royal Marines perhaps??

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Thanks for the info,
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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 12/9/2016 1:15:30 AM
As for Hollywood's early fascination with the desert outpost image, I think we can place the blame entirely on Gary Cooper. First he romanced Dietrich in the torrid MOROCCO (1930), then epitomized FFL chic in BEAU GESTE (1939).

I researched & wrote an unproduced FFL script set in Vietnam in 1950, and dug up a few minor films that depicted that era. My favorite was Sam Fuller's CHINA GATE (1957), which features Angie Dickinson as a Eurasian, and Nat "King" Cole crooning the title song during a night patrol. The most recent film I've seen depicting contemporary FFL training was the 1999 French art film BEAU TRAVAIL, an adaptation of BILLY BUDD.
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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 12/10/2016 10:24:36 AM
Jon,

Here's the trailer for Beau Geste, with Gary Cooper. Ironically, my late father who was with the 1st US Cavalry in the Pacific got to meet Gary Cooper. He even gave Mr. Cooper his riding stick while they were conversing.

[Read More]

another take on the FFL!

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Ya gotta love those old FFL movies!
MD

BTW I gotta get me one of those hats!
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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 12/10/2016 7:13:08 PM
Hail the mighty Coop! WW I flyer, Bengal Lancer, Sgt. York-- no wonder guys lined up to enlist back then.

I've seen MARCH OR DIE. Well produced, but the story's a yawn. And Gene Hackman's one of my all-time faves, but he wasn't exactly the guy to fill Gary Cooper's kepi.
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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 12/10/2016 7:33:11 PM
Yes Jon,

There were a lot of remakes on FFL Beau Geste type movies but this is the last and maybe the best!?

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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 12/11/2016 12:48:06 PM
And again the real French Foreign Legion!

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viva la France!
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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 12/21/2016 8:21:38 PM
I wonder if they are going to have the legion go after the Muslims.

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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 12/21/2016 8:39:38 PM

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I wonder if they are going to have the legion go after the Muslims.
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I didn't know that that was a crime.



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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 12/23/2016 9:07:22 AM
It would seem in how they are deployed on a world wide basis,

that some of the FFL are fighting Muslims?? What say you?
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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 12/23/2016 11:39:09 AM

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It would seem in how they are deployed on a world wide basis,

that some of the FFL are fighting Muslims?? What say you?
--Michigan Dave


Again, I say, is there a war going on against Muslims that I don't know about?

There are 1.6 billion people on earth who practice this faith to different degrees. Are we at war with all of them?


George

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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 12/23/2016 12:04:58 PM
 Waitaminute, George. A Canadian politician the other day wanted to remind Trump that we were not at war with the world's 1.4 billion Muslims. 1.4 notequal 1.6, sir ... which is it ... inquiring minds want to know

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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 12/23/2016 12:08:09 PM

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It would seem in how they are deployed on a world wide basis,

that some of the FFL are fighting Muslims?? What say you?
--Michigan Dave


MD,

 I assume the FFL (LEF is the actual abbreviation btw) has been involved in operations against Muslim separatists and terrorists in Nigeria. As a bit of trivia, the U.S. base in Djibouti was formerly a base of the LEF.

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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 12/23/2016 12:36:22 PM
Foreign Legion already heavily engaged in fighting in Mali, Niger and partly Chad. They have not, as far as is known, been involved in Nigeria - that would be the domain of British special forces, or, as was the case, South African mercenaries (who almost completely destroyed Boko Haram before being forced to leave because of protests from the Western governments).

Foreign Legion also operating against LRA in CAR.


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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 12/23/2016 1:32:54 PM
Kai,

 I defer to your in-depth knowledge of the "situations" in Africa.

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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 12/23/2016 9:31:46 PM

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Foreign Legion already heavily engaged in fighting in Mali, Niger and partly Chad. They have not, as far as is known, been involved in Nigeria - that would be the domain of British special forces, or, as was the case, South African mercenaries (who almost completely destroyed Boko Haram before being forced to leave because of protests from the Western governments).

Foreign Legion also operating against LRA in CAR.
--kaii


The French Army has been involved in these operations. For example, the 3rd Mechanized Brigade commanded the first rotation in Mali with regular forces, marines, and some foreign legion. 11 infantry companies from 8 regiments participated--one of the companies was from the foreign legion parachute regiment and conducted a parachute operation near Timbuktu, 5 were marine companies, and 5 regular army. 3 reconnaissance units--2 squadrons (companies) of marines and a platoon from the foreign legion. There were 2 marine and 1 regular artillery battery from three artillery regiments. 2 companies and 1 platoon from 3 regular engineer regiments. Logistics units were regular army.

Of course, legionnaires are in the operations, they are basically integrated in the French Army and deploy and operate with the French Army. This thread seems to be suggesting that these are foreign legion operations, as if they were some separate force.

Historically, the foreign legion came mostly from German, Italian, Spanish, and Polish volunteers. Today citizens of all four of these states are recruited into all branches for the French army and French are recruited into the foreign legion. With conscription ending in the early 2000s, all parts of the French army are professionals and they work, serve, and train together and fill out the same command structure of six brigades (plus part of the Franco-German Brigade) which are in 2 divisions in the land army. Neither the foreign legion nor the marines are sufficiently well rounded to provide all needed for any significant operation. They are collections of units that are part of a bigger whole.

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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 12/24/2016 12:49:01 PM

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Of course, legionnaires are in the operations, they are basically integrated in the French Army and deploy and operate with the French Army. This thread seems to be suggesting that these are foreign legion operations, as if they were some separate force.

--Mike Johnson


Thanks for pointing that out Mike, yes indeed, these are French Army operations and a number of other units than the Legion take part as well, including special forces from the air force and navy.

Should also mention that Legion units are also very much involved in the current security operation in mainland France.
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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 12/26/2016 7:05:37 PM
Some pics of their current military opperations;

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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 4/17/2017 12:56:48 PM

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In the past, strong discipline merged into punishment. If a man fainted on a march, he’d be tied to a pole sticking out of the side of a wagon. His arms would be supported, but if his legs couldn’t perform a walking action, he would be dragged along, burning a hole in his boots and feet. This harsh treatment was not seen as unjust since any man who couldn’t keep up would be killed by the Arab forces that often tailed the expedition.


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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 4/17/2017 12:56:49 PM
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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 4/17/2017 9:25:40 PM
Bill, gotta ask!

How does your quote about discipline provide even a hint of positive quality to Foreign Legion values or behaviours?

I agree: discipline merged into punishment. Would we have to argue that surviving punishment improved discipline? or that surviving punishment improved morale? I honestly can't understand why that might be the case.

It might just be my particular strangeness, but in my mind I'm hearing Arlo Guthrie's "Alice's Restaurant". That's probably unkind to many folks who have served. But when I hear this kind of BS offered as a excuse or procedure for morale building, I feel ill. "Beau Geste" never was a reality. I'm not really sure the USMC were more than a facade for the USMC "Esprit".
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The French Foreign Legion was a cause for losers, however many other values might be assigned. Were they tough? Only by self-definition. Were they honourable? Only by self-definition. Remember, they got their asses kicked in Nam. They weren't superheros, but just tough men with a self-fulfilling history.

Gonna stop now.

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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 4/18/2017 2:52:25 AM
Brian,

 Reading too much into quoted text ? I just provided a link to an article about the thread's topic -- and chose the quote as an attention-grabber.

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Re: The French Foreign Legion: Who are these guys!?
Posted on: 4/19/2017 9:25:46 PM
I finally found out where you can get those cool FFL Hats, at bass Pro Shops believe it or not!?

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I'm kind of a hat freak!
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BTW; Brian, You make some valid points.
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