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The Spanish Foreign Legion
48 page book.

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Manufacturer: Osprey Books
Stock Number: OSP MAA161
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Author: John Scurr
Illustrator: Bryan Fosten

About this book
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 Millan 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.

  • The Foundation: October 1920
  • Melilla: 1921-23
  • Xauen and Alhucemas: 1924-27
  • Asturias and the National Rising: 1934-36
  • Civil War in Spain: 1936-39
  • Ifni- Sahara: 1957-58
  • End of a Mission: 1961-76
  • The Plates
Paperback; June 1985; 48 pages; ISBN: 9780850455717

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