Diary of a Legionnaire: My Life in the French Foreign

Diary of a Legionnaire: My Life in the French Foreign Legion After finishing university but not ready to settle down, Gareth Carins joined the French Foreign Legion inand served for five years in their elite Parachute Regiment He experienced at first hand the extremes of human nature, witnessing both the brutal cruelty shown by some Legionnaires in the name of tradition, to the personal sacrifices shown by others Along the way he met many of the fascinating characters that come from all corners of the world to serve in the ranks of the Foreign Legion Diary of a Legionnaire is a candid and eye opening insight into this mysterious army, told through Gareth s exciting and at times humorous adventures during the first eighteen months of his service, as we follow him from the brutality of basic training, to the realities of combat in the jungles of West Africa

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10 thoughts on “Diary of a Legionnaire: My Life in the French Foreign Legion

  1. says:

    The sub genres of French Foreign Legionnaire memoirs seem to fall into either, General history, L gionnaires who desert, and L gionnaires who finish their contracts That final category seems to be the smallest, and this book belongs there.Gareth Cairns memoir details the first year and a half of his time in the Legion It seems well divided between brutal training and two conflict deployments in Africa.I would ve enjoyed r

  2. says:

    Pretty good storytelling Nedds a better editor.

  3. says:

    Enjoyable read and a brilliant insightIf always wondered what life in the legion is like and this book doesn t disappoint on giving a great insight You really get a sense of what daily life is like there Recommended

  4. says:

    Really enjoyed it but it s a shame it only covered the first half of his contract I would have liked to have readabout his time in the reconnaissance platoon.

  5. says:

    ExceptionalVery entertaining, especially for a retired military person as myself It was hard to put it down for any length of time.

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