The Spanish Foreign Legion

TítuloThe Spanish Foreign Legion
Tipo de publicaciónBook
Year of Publication1985
AutoresScurr, J., and B. Fosten
Series TitleMen-at-Arms
Volumen161
Number of Pages48
PublisherOsprey Publishing
ISBN Number9780850455717
Palabras claveHistoria, insignias, Legión Española, militar, uniformes
Resumen

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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