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Foreign legion

Foreign legion

Foreign Legion most often refers to:

  • French Foreign Legion, a unit of the French Army

Foreign Legion may also refer to:


  • Brigade of Gurkhas, light infantry unit of the British Army
  • Foreign volunteers, a term for troops joining a foreign army
  • International Brigades, of the Spanish Civil War
  • International Legion, created in 1860 by Giuseppe Garibaldi
  • International Freedom Battalion, a leftist foreign fighters fighting for the Rojava forces during the Syrian Civil War
  • International Legion of Territorial Defense of Ukraine, a Ukrainian brigade created during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine
  • King's German Legion (KGL), a British Army unit of expatriate Germans during the Napoleonic Wars
  • Mahal (Israel), foreigners serving in the Israeli army
  • Polish Legions (Napoleonic period), Polish military units that served with the French Army, 1790s–1810s
  • Portuguese Legion (Napoleonic Wars), a Portuguese military force in Napoleon's Imperial Armies
  • Rhodesian Light Infantry, informally known as Rhodesian Foreign Legion (1961–1980)
  • Royal Dutch East Indies Army (KNIL), informally known as Dutch Foreign Legion (1830–1950)
  • Royal Sicilian Regiment (1806-1816)
  • Russian–German Legion, a Russian Army unit of expatriate German personnel during the Napoleonic Wars
  • Spanish Legion, a quasi-independent unit of the Spanish Army
  • Värvat främlingsregemente, Recruited Foreigners Regiment, Swedish regiment of Polish deserters
  • YPG International, foreign legion branches of the People's Protection Units (YPG).


  • The Foreign Legion, a 1928 silent film
  • Foreign Legion (band), a punk band from Wales
  • Foreign Legion (album), a 2002 album by Murfreesboro
  • Foreign Legion, a 2010 album by Tin Hat
  • Foreign Legion (wrestling) (La Legión Extranjera), a loosely affiliated group in Mexican wrestling
  • Foreign Legions, a 2001 anthology edited by David Drake

See also

  • Abbott and Costello in the Foreign Legion, a 1950 film
  • Tarzan and the Foreign Legion, a 1947 novel by Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • French Foreign Legion (disambiguation)
  • Legion (disambiguation)
  • Military legions

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