Thursday, 25 August 2011

the legion 1901

A classic tale of family honor where the French Foreign Legion battles Tuareg rebels in the North African deserts. I have always loved the idea of the fort being manned by a troop of dead soldiers – it’s one of the classic scenes in literature.

Would a child reading this book today understand the principle of honor and the desire to avoid family disgrace which is the fundamental theme behind this novel? Hollywood used to love this book, I still do.


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