), L.É.) is a military service branch of the French Army established in 1831, unique because it was created for foreign nationals willing to serve in the French Armed Forces.
Commanded by French officers, it is also open to French citizens, who amounted to 24% of the recruits in 2007.
Early last week, I got a Facebook friend request from somebody I didn't know.The Foreign Legion is today known as a unit whose training focuses not only on traditional military skills but also on its strong esprit de corps as its men come from different countries with different cultures.This is a way to strengthen them enough to work as a team.The anonymity of it makes it extra fun so you don't need to worry so much about people knowing you.If you don't wanna show yourself, you don't have to.Although it is part of the French Military, it is the only unit of the military that does not swear allegiance to France, but to the Foreign Legion itself. Since 1831, the Legion has suffered the loss of nearly 40,000 men on active service in France, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Madagascar, West Africa, Mexico, Italy, the Crimea, Spain, Indo-China, Norway, Loyada, Syria, Chad, Zaïre, Lebanon, Central Africa, Gabon, Kuwait, Rwanda, Djibouti, Ex-Yugoslavia, Somalia, Republic of Congo, Ivory Coast, Afghanistan, Mali, Sahel and others.The French Foreign Legion (FFL) was primarily used to protect and expand the French colonial empire during the 19th century.We’re honored that Humans of New York (HONY) has featured our clients, the brave veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the trauma clinicians and supportive families who are moving mountains to help them.Brandon Stanton started HONY as a simple photography project in 2010.In World War I, the Foreign Legion fought in many critical battles on the Western Front.It played a smaller role in World War II than in World War I, though having a part in the Norwegian, Syrian and North African campaigns.