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Foreign Legion, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishForeign Legion, thethe Foreign LegionˌForeign ˈLegion, the  a part of the French army that is made up of volunteers (=men who chose to join), most of whom are not French. They were formerly used to protect French colonies (colony ) in North Africa, and they are thought of as working in severe and difficult conditions, often in the desert. There is a joke that men join the Foreign Legion in order to forget women with whom they have had unhappy love affairs.
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