La Le/gion Etrangere - The Foreign Legion
Mr. P.F. Linehan
plinehan at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk
Wed Jan 10 04:40:43 EST 1996
Concerning the articles about priapism and the reply made explaining how
dangerous "Spainish Fly" was, I would like to point out two facts. One -
the Foreign Legion was never disbanded. The first regiment (1er REP,
re/iment e/tranger de parachutistes) was disbanded in '61 or '62 for
having obeyed their superior officer's orders in the attempted putsch
during the guerre d'Alge/rie. Anyone in Paris on the "quatorze juillet"
- that's Bastille day to English speakers - will see members of the
Le/gion in dress uniform with its distinctive white "ke/pi" i.e. pill
box type cap with small visor and cloth covering back of head and neck.
The Le/gion left Algeria in 1962 when
Algeria gained her independance.
Hope this is of use.
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