Myth Foreign LegionProbably because the French Foreign Legion was the last permanent mercenary unit in the age of mass media its history is hidden behind piles of popular images.
Adventures with exotic women
Pulp covers of the 1930s. There are mostly some exotic women fond of the Legionnaires.
Defending the lonesome fort (Zinderneuf?)
Fighting for the fort in the desert.
Beau Geste: the root of most
1926 Cover of the famous novel Beau Geste by P.C. Wren (first ed. 1924)
Poster of the film Beau Geste (1939) with Gary Cooper, Ray Milland and Robert Preston
Beau Hunks is a 1931 movie starring Laurel and Hardy mocking the first Beau Geste film from 1926.
The Last Remake of Beau Geste is a 1977 American historical comedy film. It starred and was also directed and co-written by Marty Feldman. It is a satire of Beau Geste films and novel.
Beau Geste at fort Zinderneuf was also a great idol for dog Snoopy.
The last Myth
Foreign Legion Wine produced by veterans, a clever marketing for tough guys.