posted on Jul, 22 2010 @ 05:47 PM
I have a tremendous amount of respect for the Légion Etrangère ... it has a very long and very proud history of serving France in conflicts from
Algeria in the 1830s to Afghanistan today and everything in between. The Legion has managed to survive 3 republics, 1 empire, 2 world wars, the rise
and fall of mass conscript armies, the 1961 General's Putsch against DeGaulle (which raised serious questions about the Legion's loyalty to France
and not just to their officers), and the loss of Algeria in 1962 (the Legion's homeland) and they are still going strong.