first published on October 10, 2019 by Will
We’ve all been there… stuck in an unrewarding job and a dead end relationship. You watch as the things you wanted to do in life are overshadowed by unending menial obligations that ensure that you will be too old and broken before you actually have the time to do them. Sometimes you just want to drop it all and join the French Foreign Legion, right?
The FFL offers recruits a shot at a new life with a new identity and new nationality, given they complete the rigorous training. Recruits from over a hundred nations are thrown together and forced to immediately learn and only speak the French language.
Once selected, they begin a five year service commitment and often find themselves deployed to incredibly hostile environments across the world. When they return from deployment, they undergo more intense training.