Very negative account of one man's experience in the French Foreign Legion in the 1980s.
It does not (as the synopsis claims) dispel myths and truths, it is one man's view, a 200 page complaint which seems (at times) to mix fact with fiction.
Every soldier I've ever met has liked a moan, but Mr Jennings takes it to a whole new level while not wanting to accept any responsibility for the situations he finds himself in - so in the end he deserts.
Save your money, there are numerous first hand accounts of life in the French Foreign Legion and every one (that I have read) gives a more balanced, insightful, mature and honest(?) depiction of the experience.
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If you are looking for a good book on life in the French Foreign Legion I would not recommend this title.
While I have some sympathy for the author - he obviously hated his time in the Legion - he did not complete his contract and deserted.
As one man's (negative) experience of the process I suppose it serves a purpose although I would question much of its authenticity.
Save your money and buy one of the many better written, more accurate texts available on the subject.
The only account of life in the FFL I would rate below this one is 'Mouthful of Rocks' by Christian Jennings.
A friend of mine served 5 years with the 2REP and I have read quite a few books on… Read more
As there are no photos or other reviews of this text I will try to describe this book as best I can.
Firstly, it is a pocket sized book (9cm x 19.5cm): Therefore, easily portable, but the text is a little small.
It runs to 128 pages including the introduction, further reading list and glossary.
Good use is made of diagrams and charts to illustrate points and the book is clearly laid out.
As the name suggests, the subject of the book is Organisation Theory and it gives a well written understanding of the components which make up a business and identifies the relationships between them. In so doing it covers the major strands of behavioural theories and looks… Read more