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5th Mar '17 10:48:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* Many White Russians went here. Quite a few Jews during the Holocaust (including the future commander during the [[ArabIsraeliConflict '48 Siege of Jerusalem]]) and ironically several former Nazis. All running away from some political disturbance or other, sometimes as in the last two cases from opposite sides. For most of the Legion's history, it got recruits this way, from refugees fleeing to France.

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* Many White Russians went here. Quite a few Jews during the Holocaust (including the future commander during the [[ArabIsraeliConflict [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict '48 Siege of Jerusalem]]) and ironically several former Nazis. All running away from some political disturbance or other, sometimes as in the last two cases from opposite sides. For most of the Legion's history, it got recruits this way, from refugees fleeing to France.
12th Feb '17 4:33:56 AM Ominae
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* ''FullMetalPanicFumoffu'' has Sousuke confront Masatami Hyuga's three employees/bodyguards who saw action with the FFL prior to the start of the series.
27th Nov '16 8:05:15 AM Odacon_Spy
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** '''Penfold:''' "Well...nice to see it worked out for you."

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** '''Penfold:''' -->'''Penfold:''' "Well...nice to see it worked out for you."
15th Nov '16 12:37:43 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Crown}}: Badasses Ren and Jake are former members of the French Foreign Legion.

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* {{Crown}}: ''Manga/{{Crown}}'': Badasses Ren and Jake are former members of the French Foreign Legion.
15th Nov '16 12:36:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* {{Crown}}: {{Badass}}es Ren and Jake are former members of the French Foreign Legion.

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* {{Crown}}: {{Badass}}es Badasses Ren and Jake are former members of the French Foreign Legion.
29th Oct '16 4:45:31 PM CaptEquinox
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* The archetypal Foreign Legion film is ''Literature/BeauGeste'', based on [[http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600231h.html the P.C. Wren novel]]. The first version was a 1926 silent with Creator/RonaldColman. The best known is probably the 1939 version with Creator/GaryCooper. The novel (and movie) were spoofed to a fare-thee-well in the 1977 film ''Film/TheLastRemakeOfBeauGeste''.
* Creator/{{Ouida}}'s blockbuster 1867 novel ''Literature/UnderTwoFlags'' has also been filmed many times. The best-known version was made in 1936 and has Ronald Colman and Claudette Colbert.

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* The archetypal Foreign Legion film is ''Literature/BeauGeste'', based on [[http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600231h.html the P.C. Wren novel]]. The first version was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6cCkvvd3U8 a 1926 silent silent]] with Creator/RonaldColman. The best known is probably the 1939 version with Creator/GaryCooper. The novel (and movie) were spoofed to a fare-thee-well in the 1977 film ''Film/TheLastRemakeOfBeauGeste''.
* Creator/{{Ouida}}'s blockbuster 1867 novel ''Literature/UnderTwoFlags'' has also been filmed many times. The best-known version was [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q1Xp1w_-yY made in 1936 1936]] and has Ronald Colman and Claudette Colbert.



* The TropeMakers are the aforesaid ''[[http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3465 Under Two Flags]]'' by Ouida: Ida Wylie's ''The Red Mirage'': and P.C. Wren's [[http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600231h.html Beau Geste]]'' and its sequels.

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* The TropeMakers are the aforesaid ''[[http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3465 Under Two Flags]]'' by Ouida: Ida Wylie's ''The Red Mirage'': and P.C. Wren's [[http://gutenberg.''[[http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600231h.html Beau Geste]]'' and its sequels.



** Their satire of ''Literature/UnderTwoFlags'' is called "Under Two Floorboards."

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** Their satire of ''Literature/UnderTwoFlags'' is called "Under Two Floorboards."" It was so successful, they actually did a ''remake''.
29th Oct '16 4:37:07 PM CaptEquinox
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* The archetypal Foreign Legion film is ''Literature/BeauGeste'', based on the P.C. Wren novel. The first version was a 1926 silent with Creator/RonaldColman. The best known is probably the 1939 version with Creator/GaryCooper. The novel (and movie) were spoofed to a fare-thee-well in the 1977 film ''Film/TheLastRemakeOfBeauGeste''.

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* The archetypal Foreign Legion film is ''Literature/BeauGeste'', based on [[http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600231h.html the P.C. Wren novel.novel]]. The first version was a 1926 silent with Creator/RonaldColman. The best known is probably the 1939 version with Creator/GaryCooper. The novel (and movie) were spoofed to a fare-thee-well in the 1977 film ''Film/TheLastRemakeOfBeauGeste''.



* Then there's the 1913 novel ''[[https://archive.org/details/cu31924021732940 The Red Mirage]]'' by Ida Wylie, a runaway bestseller whose best-known adaption is the 1928 ''The Foreign Legion'' with Norman Kerry and Imogene Robertson.



* The TropeMakers are the aforesaid ''[[http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/3465 Under Two Flags]]'' by Ouida: Ida Wylie's ''The Red Mirage'': and P.C. Wren's [[http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600231h.html Beau Geste]]'' and its sequels.



* The novel ''[[http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600231h.html Beau Geste]]'', written in 1924 by P.C. Wren, is the TropeMaker... along with the 1913 novel ''[[https://archive.org/details/cu31924021732940 The Red Mirage]]'' by Ida Wylie, a runaway bestseller that was adapted to film many times.
29th Oct '16 4:28:20 PM CaptEquinox
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* The novel ''Beau Geste'' by P.C. Wren is the TropeMaker.

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* The novel ''Beau Geste'' ''[[http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks06/0600231h.html Beau Geste]]'', written in 1924 by P.C. Wren Wren, is the TropeMaker.TropeMaker... along with the 1913 novel ''[[https://archive.org/details/cu31924021732940 The Red Mirage]]'' by Ida Wylie, a runaway bestseller that was adapted to film many times.
4th Oct '16 6:45:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''{{Garfield}}'' [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2009&addr=090426 ate a fish and tried to hide it by leaving a note at the fishbowl claiming the fish joined the French Foreign Legion.]]

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* ''{{Garfield}}'' ''ComicStrip/{{Garfield}}'' [[http://www.garfield.com/comics/vault.html?yr=2009&addr=090426 ate a fish and tried to hide it by leaving a note at the fishbowl claiming the fish joined the French Foreign Legion.]]



* ''TheDesertSong'' uses the French Foreign Legion's occupation of Morocco in the 1920s as a backdrop.

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* ''TheDesertSong'' ''Theatre/TheDesertSong'' uses the French Foreign Legion's occupation of Morocco in the 1920s as a backdrop.
17th Jul '16 6:15:57 PM nombretomado
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* In Jerry Pournelle's science fiction stories, the Line troops of the CoDominium Marines were formed from the French Foreign Legion and maintained their BadassCreed and many of their customs, including accepting fugitives and criminals into their ranks.

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* In Jerry Pournelle's science fiction stories, the Line troops of the CoDominium Literature/CoDominium Marines were formed from the French Foreign Legion and maintained their BadassCreed and many of their customs, including accepting fugitives and criminals into their ranks.
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