- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: March 2, 1998
They are the last refuge for the desperate, a place where a man's past is forgiven and forgotten and one of the most difficult and demanding fighting forces on earth.
No other force has captured the imagination of so many men as the French Foreign Legion. From the desert sands of Algeria to the beleaguered airstrip at Dien Bien Phu, the Legion has held together through good times and bad because of a strong sense of brotherhood and loyalty to the cause. And they have fought in some of history's most storied battles.
THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION is a thrilling trip through the bloody history of this fabled fighting force. Journey back to Napoleonic France to uncover its origins, and follow its growing legend through the decades. See how men were drawn to the Legion by its promise that when a recruit signs up, his past is forgotten, but his future is France's. Die and you die a hero, live and all past sins are forgiven.
From Beau Geste to its surprising survival in the modern world, this is the gripping story of THE FRENCH FOREIGN LEGION.