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THE MAKING OF A LEGIONNAIRE

by BILL PARRIS

MY LIFE IN THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION PARACHUTE REGIMENT

THE MAKING OF A LEGIONNAIRE

First published 2004,
2nd impression 2004 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London

Book's condition and details:

A black cloth bound book with silver lettering to the spine. Condition VERY GOOD, no inscriptions, pages and colour illustrations pristine. Un price-clipped dust wrapper also in VERY GOOD condition.

256 pages. 165 mm. x 240 mmm. x 28 mm.

ISBN: 0 297 84616 7
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Weight wrapped <750 grms.

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In ‘The Making of a Legionnaire’ Bill Parris describes the brutality of basic training, qualifying for the Parachute Regiment, jungle warfare instruction in Guyana and action in central Africa protecting French nationals


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If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to join the Foreign Legion and wear the famous kepi blanc, Bill Parris’ brutally frank account is the closest you can get without handing over your passport at a Legion recruiting station.

Bill Parris served for five years in the RAF Regiment before bitter disappointments in his personal life led him to join the notorious Foreign Legion. Nothing could have prepared him for the physical and mental challenge he would face: the Legions harsh training methods have changed little over the years and British recruits with their reputation for desertion were treated with deep suspicion. This is a world full of misfits and renegades, where brute force and fierce discipline are the order of the day.

Legionnaires must be incredibly fit, adept in hand-to-hand combat, able to survive extraordinary deprivation, as well as tough enough to ignore the pleas of injured and orphaned children.

Chillingly violent, funny and moving, Bill Parris reveals the life of a modern legionnaire in all its dirty glory.

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