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I thank you for this tip, I will try to find out more about this regiment.John Kilmartin wrote:Hi Eric,
I'm unable to give you the name of any memoirs but I thought you might want to know that the Germans had an entire regiment the 361st 'Afrika' Infantry Regiment that was raised in North Africa from Germans serving in the Foreign Legion that the Vichy government had repatriated. I don't know how many of these men would have ended up in the hands of the Free French after the regiment was destroyed in Tunisia, but I would think if you had been serving in the Legion previously you might not find it hard to go back after the war.
The books I have seen so far aren't using many memoirs, mostly sources like archives and interviews. But there are some books I've ordered that will come in next week, so I hope those will be based on memoirs.ReinhardH wrote:An internet search for 'foreign legion' should yield quite a list of books about the FFL, some of which may be based on personal memoirs
John Kilmartin wrote: The history of POW is just starting to become a field of research as far as I'm concerned. The course you are taking seems an interesting one does it have a particular time frame? I am always amazed with the parallels between the way the Troupes de la marine and local defence forces in Vietnam were organized ie Montagnard units. I don't think anyone who had not studied early Canadian history would see the parallels.