"WAYWARD LEGIONNAIRE" by James William Worden: A composite of scanned images showing the spine and front of this card covered book.


One Man's Life in the French Foreign Legion

by James William Worden
Foreword by Tony Geraghty

I.S.B.N. 0 7088 4365 4
1st. Published in Great Britain in 1988 Robert Hale Limited, London
This edition published by Futura in 1989
A paperback book with illustrated covers in VERY GOOD PLUS condition. Tight square an very clean, no sunning, no inscriptions. - A particularly nice copy.
207 Pages

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A frank and revealing account, WAYWARD LEGIONNAIRE is written by a British ex-legionnaire who signed up for five years, served for seven and wished it had been fifteen.

Jim Worden enlisted in 1959, despite being older than the average recruit, and deliberately failed a radio mechanics course to ensure active service: the ruse proved successful. After enduring the ruthless training scheme, his Legion career took him from the two_and_a Half years fighting 'Fell' rebels in the Algerian mountains, to harsh instruction for corporals' training at the notorious headquarters in Sidi-bel-Abbes. Finally, his sights set on the Legion's elite. Jim Worden was accepted into the crack Second Regiment of Parachutists.

Contrasting the sometimes brutal reality of everyday life with more enjoyable activities from beer to brothels, the author provides much more than just a narrow account of the military procedure.

WAYWARD LEGIONNAIRE is a truly gritty insider's story giving a rare glimpse of life as it really is in the Legion.