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The Spanish Foreign Legion

by John Scurr

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This Osprey title focuses on the Spanish Foreign Legion, particularly its service in Morocco and the Spanish Civil War.

Because it is narrowly focused on this highly decorated unit, and its limited life from 1920-1976, Scurr is able to do his topic justice. He is able to share some of the tradition of the Spanish Foreign Legion as well as providing an outline of its history and its ties to General Franco.

The plates are quite good providing an illustration of service uniforms from conception to disbandment. There are also illustrations of important leaders and standards of the Spanish Foreign Legion ( )
  ksmyth | Mar 10, 2008 |
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Although overshadowed by its French counterpart, the Tercio de Extrangeros, 'Regiment of Foreigners' has a rich and eventful history beginning with its formation in 1920. Under the command of LtCol Millán Astray and Comandante Francisco Franco, the Spanish Foreign Legion developed into a formidable force, led by Astray's belief that 'to die in combat is the greatest honour.' This book examines the main campaigns in which the Legion participated, from Melilla in 1921-23 until its withdrawal from the Sahara in 1976. A wealth of contemporary photographs and colour plates detail the uniforms and insignia of the Spanish Foreign Legion.

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