The Foreign Legion: Tougher Than the Rest

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Published on 7th August 2017 by

A three part 2007 ITV documentary series presented by Paul McGann about the French Foreign Legion, a fierce military branch of the French Army which is made up of non-French people from all over the world who leave their lives behind to begin a new life serving the French Government as elite soldiers. The director and producer Elisabeth Nord was granted unprecedented access to this elite force from the inside.

Nord explores the reasons why men from all over the world take the decision to sign up to fight for the French, and what it takes for them to make the grade. The crew follows the legionnaires as they travel from France to Africa to battle through intense training regimes and undertake peacekeeping missions. We have all three episodes of this series available to watch here on Documentary Vine, navigate them via the numbered tabs beneath the video player or via the link list below.

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