Foreign News: The Legion to Indo-China

A former member of the French Foreign Legion has remarked, "predominantly it is composed of men of violence, bums, morons of vile habits and booty-hunting louts." But La Légion Etrangère has, with great courage and rigid discipline, conquered a great part of the French Colonial Empire, second largest in the world. Last week the unsavory but effective Legion celebrated its 100th Anniversary—or rather did not.

In Algeria, in Sidi-bel-Abbes, hot and dusty citadel of the Legion, there was an ordinary dress parade, no more. Short and stocky Colonel Rollett, his red whiskers now...

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