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French Foreign Legion Paratroops : Elite Series - Lyles

French Foreign Legion Paratroops

Elite Series

By: Lyles

Paperback Published: 20th May 2012
ISBN: 9780850456295
Number Of Pages: 64

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The decision, in Spring 1948, to form two battalions of Foreign Legion paratroopers was prompted by the requirement for enlarged airborne forces in the First Indochina War (1946), and the healthy recruitment then employed by the Legion. There were some initial doubts. The Legion were known to be magnificent heavy infantry, but were felt by some to lack the flexibility and agility demanded by independent airborne operations. In the Legion itself there were some misgivings over the possible clash between the self-consciously exclusive 'para mentality', and the Legion's own very marked �sprit de corps. Over time, however, all these doubts evaporated with experience.

The Indochina War 1946-54 . Dien Bien Phu . The Algerian War 1954-62 . Para-Commandos . The Plates

ISBN: 9780850456295
ISBN-10: 0850456290
Series: Elite Series
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 20th May 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 18.6  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1