The Centurions by Jean Larteguy; Translated From the French by Xan Fielding

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The bestselling French novel about their paratroops in Indo-China and Algeria.
 

About Jean Larteguy; Translated From the French by Xan Fielding

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JEAN LARTÉGUY (1920–2011) is the penname of Jean Pierre Lucien Osty, who served as a soldier in Korea and North Africa before becoming a distinguished journalist and novelist.ALEXANDER (XAN) WALLACE FIELDING (1918–1991) served as a Special Operations Executive in the British Army in Crete, France, and the Far East. The author of several books, he also translated French works including Pierre Boulle’s The Bridge over the River Kwai and Planet of the Apes.ROBERT D. KAPLAN is the author of many acclaimed books on the military, foreign affairs, and travel, including Balkan Ghosts, The Revenge of Geography, and Imperial Grunts. ALEXANDER (XAN) WALLACE FIELDING (1918–1991) served as a Special Operations Executive in the British Army in Crete, France, and the Far East. The author of several books, he also translated French works including Pierre Boulle’s The Bridge over the River Kwai and Planet of the Apes.
 
Published May 19, 2015 by Penguin Classic. 544 pages
Genres: War, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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