The Foreign Legion: Tougher Than the Rest

Men from all over the world have left their pasts behind to start a new life as elite soldiers in the French Foreign Legion. Director Elisabeth Nord has been granted unprecedented access to follow this legendary defence force from the inside. The documentary series looks beyond the myths and brutal reputation of the Legion, portrays the legionnaires' daily life, and reveals the true face of one of the most famous, mysterious and secretive fighting forces in the world.

Show Info

Network: United Kingdom ITV (2007 - 2007)
Schedule: Wednesdays (50 min)
Status: Ended
Show Type: Documentary
Episodes ordered: 3 episodes

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Episode 3

Episode 1x03; Oct 10, 2007

In the final show of the series, the 2nd Foreign Infantry Regiment is on an exercise in the city of Rodez and the parachute regiment is training in Djibouti. The General is visiting his regiment in Nimes in the build up to the annual celebration of C

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
1x03: Episode 3Oct 10, 2007
1x02: Episode 2Oct 10, 2007
1x01: Episode 1Oct 10, 2007
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