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The Resource Marching with the devil : legends, glory and lies in the French Foreign Legion, David Mason

Marching with the devil : legends, glory and lies in the French Foreign Legion, David Mason

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Marching with the devil : legends, glory and lies in the French Foreign Legion
Title
Marching with the devil
Title remainder
legends, glory and lies in the French Foreign Legion
Statement of responsibility
David Mason
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
'In 1894 a French Foreign Legion General said, 'Legionnaires, vous etes faits pour mourir, je vous envoie la ou on meurt.' Legionnaires, you are made for dying, I will send you where you can die. When I was in my mid-teens and first read those words, they were powerful and confronting. I read them as a challenge and an invitation. The words, and the feelings they evoked, remained with me until I was ready. On 20 May 1988, I enlisted in the French Foreign Legion.' Searching for something he wasn't finding in his life in Australia, David Mason joined the French Foreign Legion. This is a frank account of how Mason came first in basic training, trained other Legionnaires, went to Africa, did sniper, commando and medic's training and took part in two operations, both in the Republic of Djibouti where a civil war nearly crippled the nation. It tells of his daily life in the Legion, in the training regiment, in Africa and with the Legion's Parachute Regiment. But more than this: it reveals his disillusionment, frustration and disappointment with the much mythologised Legion, and how the Legion today is not what it seems or could be
Member of
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mason, David A
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Hachette military collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mason, David A
  • France
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
Marching with the devil : legends, glory and lies in the French Foreign Legion, David Mason
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Australia and New Zealand in 2010 by Hachette Australia
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225995273
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
3rd edition
Extent
xvii, 380 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733639135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
Label
Marching with the devil : legends, glory and lies in the French Foreign Legion, David Mason
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in Australia and New Zealand in 2010 by Hachette Australia
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Control code
p225995273
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
3rd edition
Extent
xvii, 380 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780733639135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits

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