At the Edge of the World: The Heroic Century of the French Foreign Legion [Audiobook] by Jean-Vincent Blanchard
English | June 14th, 2017 | ASIN: B072MHVRF9, ISBN: 1541456726 | MP3@64 kbps | 9 hrs 23 mins | 258.46 MB
Narrator: Julian Elfer
An aura of mystery, romance, and danger surrounds the French Foreign Legion, the all-volunteer corps of the French Army, founded in 1831. Famous for its physically grueling training in harsh climates, the legion fought in French wars from Mexico to Madagascar, Southeast Asia to North Africa. In At the Edge of the World, historian Jean-Vincent Blanchard follows the legion's rise to fame during the 19th century - focusing on its campaigns in Indochina and especially in Africa - when the corps played a central role in expanding and protecting the French Empire.