Tuesday, May 3, 2011

[kl-bogel] French Foreign Legion



A display of uniforms of the French Foreign Legion, or Legion Etrangere, from 1848 to 1880. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1880






Members of the 1st Regiment of the French Foreign Legion pose at the barracks for a group photograph. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1900






The 1st regiment of the French Foreign Legion, Algiers. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1900






Members of the Foreign Legion in their barracks having a lunch break. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images). Circa 1910






Members of the Foreign Legion from Luxembourg. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1916






Czech members of the Foreign Legion during the war, reading the paper published by Czech statesman Thomas Masaryk and Eduard Benes. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1917






A French Foreign Legion soldier, with a long beard to conceal his identity. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1919






Swiss Legionnaire Haberthur, who lost his eyes fighting with the enemy before the war, is awarded the Legion d'donneur, the highest French distinction. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1919






View of members of the Foreign Legion as they board a ship, early twentieth century. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). 1920






A corporal from the Foreign Legion in full marching kit. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1920






Members of the Foreign Legion at the centenary celebration. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1920






Members of the French Foreign Legion, or Legion Etrangere, peeling potatoes, circa 1925. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)






Laurel and Hardy star in "Beau Hunks" the latest Hal Roach comedy about the Foreign Legion. The director James Horne is discussing with them how he wants the scene played. (Photo by Stax/Hulton Archive/Getty Images). Circa 1931






Two Chinese soldiers of the French Foreign Legion peruse a letter from home whilst stationed in Morocco. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images). May 1931






Troops of the Foreign Legion run through the streets of Merida during the Spanish Civil War with their rifles at the ready. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 1936






Members of the French Foreign Legion arriving in Paris for a Bastille Day parade. (Photo by Fox Photos/Getty Images). July 13th 1939






Troops of the 1st B.E.P. (Bataillon Etranger de Parachutistes – a paratroop batallion of the French Foreign Legion) in action near the RC-6 road in Indochina (now Viet Nam), January 1952. (Photo by Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)






Tunisian Zouaves, part of the French Foreign Legion, march past at a military display held in Vincennes to celebrate the centenary of the Medaille Militaire. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 17th March 1952






A local girl is arrested by two members of the French Foreign Legion, who have their headquarters here in Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955






Legionnaires blowing their trumpets in front of the monument to the French Foreign Legion in the outpost at Sidi-Bel-Abbes, where their headquarters are located. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). Circa 1955






Two men of the French Foreign Legion, one drinking wine from a bottle, on leave in Saigon. (Photo by Three Lions/Getty Images). 1955






Soldiers of the French Foreign Legion smoking during a break from their routine. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). April 1963






Soldiers from the French Foreign Legion on parade at a memorial honouring their dead at Aubagne in France. The ceremony celebrates the 100th anniversary of the legion's most famous battle at Camerone in Mexico. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images). 30th April 1963

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