Excellent Look Into The Modern French Foreign Legion

first published on August 7, 2018 by

A recent feature video by France 24 gives the viewer a detailed look into the modern French Foreign Legion as they train for combat and then deploy to the Sahel region of northern Africa.

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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.

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