French Foreign Legion has a long history as an army of mercenaries ready to enter any combat where other armies would not. It was founded in early 1831 by King Louis Philippe’s royal ordinance, as a mean to resolve two problems with one blow. The first reason to create such army was to boost French army itself, and second was to deal with the increasing number of foreign refugees populating France. The use of Foreign Legion’s forces was included in Conquest of Algeria, multiple colonial exploits over the years, the Franco-Prussian War, both World Wars, Algerian War, and the First Indochina War.
The Foreign Legion is like any other army except one significant difference, it accepts citizens of all nations, hence the name Foreign Legion.
There were many conflicts over the years where Foreign Legion intervened and in most cases resolved the matter. The dispute in the Persian Gulf was one of them that is worth mentioning, as it was a successful intervention.
A recruit that joins the Foreign Legion will undergo extensive training system that lasts for one month. The recruit is required to pledge the allegiance to the Legion accepting it as a new family; they can also renounce their past and identity as the Legion will provide a new one for them upon recruitment.
After one month of training, the recruit is officially accepted, and has the right to wear the white hat- “Kepi Blanc.” Their training does not stop there, as every day is a battle for them where every day they train as they fight and fight as they train.