The French Foreign Legion is one of the most well-known fighting forces on earth. It has a well-deserved reputation for toughness, and since its creation in Napoleonic France, has fought on some of the most famous battlefields in the world. Its recruiting strategy -- that a man's past is forgotten when he joins -- has contributed to the sense of romance that hangs to its name. This video traces the existence of the Legion from its earliest beginnings to its surprising success in the modern day. Its greatest battles are documented, its rigorous training examined, and its underlying sense of loyalty to the unit is also presented.
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