"DIE STERBENDE LEGION":

"Who are these men? Why did they go into the Legion? What did the Legion offer them? It gave them the adventure of the Sahara and peeling potatoes in the barracks."

EDMUND KOLODZIEJ, Soldier in the french Foreign Legion

"The boys probably were not as well off in the fifties. Back then, there were not much vacations, traveling to foreign countries, and this was tempting. Africa was a big deal. It really was something. That's what it was."

          "The way home is difficult
          for a legionary  
          and many don't see their home,  
          their home ever again."

EDMUND KOLODZIEJ:

"Everybody was talking about the Foreign Legion. One could see it in the weekly news which were the norm, people went to the movies a lot. I think that some young men were tempted to give this a shot." 

             UFA - FILMVERLEIH SHOWS THE MUSICAL
             "MADELEINE AND THE LEGIONARY"

Edmund Kolodziej

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