The French Foreign Legion: Len Deighton, the novelist said in his introduction to John Robert Young's book on the French Foreign Legion: "In our far travelled, communication-sated permissive society, there are few remaining conversation stoppers. But any man who can say ' I served with the Legion' is guaranteed an audience. There is something intriguing about an enclosed society. It attracts our attention, arouses our curiosity and baffles by exclusion. John Robert Young's book on the Legion is one of the finest and has been praised by reviewers worldwide. It has never been bettered. Twenty-five years on it still has a wide audience. Due to his love of the black and white medium, the author, with the aid of modern technology, is turning many of the images into monochrome, believing they give an even greater mystique than the kodachrome originals".
The French Foreign Legion