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    代理商:大苹果
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    VOICES FROM THE FOREIGN LEGION: THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS FIGHTING CORPS

    Book ID/图书代码: 00530018C00011

    English Summary/英文概要: The French Foreign Legion has built a reputation as one the world’s most formidable and colourful military institutions. Established as a means of absorbing foreign troublemakers, the Legion spearheaded French colonialism in North Africa during the nineteenth century. Accepting volunteers from all parts of the world, the Legion acquired an aura of mystery and a less-than-enviable reputation for extreme brutality within its ranks.

    Voices of the Foreign Legion explores how the Legion selects its recruits, their native lands, and why these warriors seek a life full of hardship and danger. It analyses the Legion’s brutal attitude towards discipline, questions why desertion has been a perennial problem, and assesses the Legion’s remarkable military achievemnets since its formation in the year 1831. This is the real story of the Legion, featuring firsthand accounts from the men who have fought in its ranks. Its scope ranges from the conquest of the colonies in Africa and Far East through the horrors of two world wars, to the bitter, but ultimately hopeless, battle to maintain France’s far flung imperial possessions. The Story is bought fully up to date with accounts and anecdotes from those contemporary foreign legionnaires who continue to fight for French interests around the globe.

    Chinese Summary/中文概要:

    Awards/获奖情况:"The regiment’s entire history, from the nineteenth century to modern times." —The New York Review of Books

    "These vibrant legionnaire voices are agonized, bitter, brutal, fearful, and haunting, but some speak with pride and praise (It’s a soldier’s dream), recalling the legion as a life-changing experience." —Publisher’s Weekly

    About the Author/作者介绍: Adrian Gilbert has written several books on military history, most notably on the First and Second World Wars and sharpshooting. His most recent book, POW: Allied Prisoners in Europe 1939-1945, was published by John Murray in October 2006 and was acclaimed by The Sunday Times as one of its books of the year .Adrian Gilbert is also an authority on combat sniping. His best-selling works on the subject include Sniper and Stalk and Kill, published on both sides of the Atlantic. Some of his other books include The Imperial War Museum Book of the Desert War, published in 1992 to coincide with the...

    Format:HARDCOVER

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