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The Foreign Legion

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Traditionally the French Foreign Legion offered an escape after a failed love affair. There are varying descriptions of the men who have made up its ranks. Some describe them as a brutal band of ex-criminals choosing the Legion as an alternative to prison. Others rate them as some of the elite soldiers of the world.
Julian Manyon talks to men who have served in the Legion. Some completed their tours of duty, others escaped because they could stand it no longer. Producer DAVID SHUTE BBC Birmingham

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Talks: Julian Manyon
Producer: David Shute

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