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Photographic Essay on life in the French Foreign Legion in Djibouti the image shows a group of legionnaire standing at rest before reviewing the...

Photographic Essay on life in the French Foreign Legion in Djibouti the image shows a group of legionnaire standing at rest before reviewing the...

Legionnaires of the French Foreign Legion are evidently in perpetual competition to see which one of them makes the best Admiral Homeless Lumberjack. However, we admit that the axes and leather aprons are infinitely better than the blue sashes they used to wear for "protection against intestinal disorders" (which we assume were inflicted by the axes).

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Legionnaires of the French Foreign Legion are evidently in perpetual competition to see which one of them makes the best Admiral Homeless Lumberjack. However, we admit that the axes and leather aprons are infinitely better than the blue sashes they used to wear for "protection against intestinal disorders" (which we assume were inflicted by the axes).

French Foreign Legion paratrooper in military dress uniform with insignia and traditional 'kepi.'

French Foreign Legion paratrooper in military dress uniform with insignia and traditional 'kepi.'

French Foreign Legion Para's at Diên Biên Phu, 1954. ~ Vietnam War

French Foreign Legion Para's at Diên Biên Phu, 1954. ~ Vietnam War

MOUTOT - A picture taken on June 22, 2015 shows the entrance of the French Foreign Legion recruitment center in Fontenay-sous-bois, outside Paris. Thousands of potential recruits knock on the door of the French Foreign Legion every year, hoping to joina 6,800-strong force that has fought for France for close to two centuries in conflicts the world over.

MOUTOT - A picture taken on June 22, 2015 shows the entrance of the French Foreign Legion recruitment center in Fontenay-sous-bois, outside Paris. Thousands of potential recruits knock on the door of the French Foreign Legion every year, hoping to joina 6,800-strong force that has fought for France for close to two centuries in conflicts the world over.

Members of the French Foreign Legion line up for the Bastille Day Parade in 1939.

Members of the French Foreign Legion line up for the Bastille Day Parade in 1939.