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Foreign legion   /fˈɔrən lˈidʒən/   Listen
Foreign legion

A military unit composed of foreign volunteers who serve the state.

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"Foreign legion" Quotes from Famous Books

... refugees, who had at that time already been driven over the frontier and were making their way through Germany to France, to disguise himself as an ill-starred champion of freedom, and he subsequently found his way to the Foreign Legion in Algeria. On the way home from the gathering, Degelow, whom I was to meet in a few weeks, proposed a 'truce.' This was a device which, if it was accepted, as it was in this case, enabled the future combatants to ...
— My Life, Volume I • Richard Wagner

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