Link to Members click: HERE
- Volumed: Colonel
- Golars1: Lieutenant
- Arthur_Cambridge: Adjudant
- tunoth: Legionnaire de 2eme classe
- John Adder: Legionnaire de 2eme classe
- Daetek: Legionnaire de 2eme classe
- matthehulshof: Legionnaire de 2eme classe
- Cosmonaut: Legionnaire de 2eme classe
- Jorini: Legionnaire de 2eme classe
Link to Ranks click: HERE
Legionnaire 2eme classe FFL_1st_L2c_(Name)
Legionnaire 1ere classe FFL_1st_L1c_(Name)
EVENTS / TRAINING'S:
Link to Agenda click: HERE
Server Address: ts.xs42.net
Link to Medals click: HERE
The French Foreign Legion — (French: Légion étrangère, L.E.) is a military service wing of the French Army established in 1831, unique because it was exclusively 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 as of 2007. The Foreign Legion is today known as an elite 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. Consequently, training is often described as not only physically challenging, but also very stressful psychologically.
The French Foreign Legion was created by Louis Philippe, the King of the French, on 10 March 1831. The purpose of the Foreign Legion was to remove disruptive elements from society and put them to use fighting the enemies of France. Recruits included failed revolutionaries from the rest of Europe, soldiers from the disbanded Swiss and German mercenary regiments of the Bourbon monarchy, and troublemakers in general, both foreign and French. The Royal Ordinance for the establishment of the new regiment specified that the foreigners recruited could only serve outside France. The French expeditionary force which had occupied Algiers in 1830 was in need of reinforcements and the Legion was accordingly transferred in detachments from Toulon to Algeria.
The Foreign Legion was primarily used, as part of the Armée d'Afrique, to protect and expand the French colonial empire during the 19th century, but it also fought in almost all French wars including the Franco-Prussian War and both World Wars. The Foreign Legion has remained an important part of the French Army, surviving three Republics, the Second French Empire, two World Wars, the rise and fall of mass conscript armies, the dismantling of the French colonial empire, and the loss of the Foreign Legion's base, Algeria.
World War 1
In World War I, the Foreign Legion fought in many critical battles on the Western Front, including Artois, Champagne, Somme, Aisne, and Verdun (in 1917), and also suffered heavy casualties during 1918. The Foreign Legion was also in the Dardanelles and Macedonian front, and was highly decorated for its efforts. Many young foreigners, including Americans like Fred Zinn, volunteered for the Foreign Legion when the war broke out in 1914. There were marked differences between such idealistic volunteers and the hardened mercenaries of the old Legion, as the poet Alan Seeger pointed out, making assimilation difficult. Nevertheless, the old and the new men of the Foreign Legion fought and died in vicious battles on the Western front, including Belloy-en-Santerre during the Battle of the Somme, where Seeger, after being mortally wounded by machine-gun fire, cheered on the rest of his advancing battalion.
Warning lot of big pictures (but cool)
|As most European countries and the US were drawn into the war, many of the newer "duration only" volunteers who managed to survive the first years of the war were generally released from the Foreign Legion to join their respective national armies. Citizens of the Central Powers serving with the Foreign Legion on the outbreak of war were normally posted to garrisons in North Africa to avoid problems of divided loyalties.|
French Foreign Legion
Whatever your origins or nationality might be, the French Foreign Legion offers you a chance to join a elite and active regiment...
We are a regiment for the Napoleonic Wars mod Iron Europe - WW1 Mod (World War One). We offer a active regiment, you don't have to be a good player to join we have regular melee, shooting, orders and formation practice to ensure everyone is playing at their best. English is used for orders during Linebattles, but we are very friendly but we ask back for our friendliness respect and discipline. Inactive players are kicked out within a month, so the Roster always reflects our true numbers.
The regiment is currently recruiting, and if you are interested in joining a mature, well disciplined, elite regiment you've entered the right place!
We only expect a few things of you when you apply.
- Be able to attend our trainings.
- Be mature, and disciplined. Focus when needed.
- A form of common sense is required.
- Be willing to learn. Dont think you are better than anyone else.
- Never, ever surrender!
Clan Tagg: FFL_1st_(rank)_(name)
Main faction: French Third Republic