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Before America joined World War I, a small group of Americans volunteered for the French Foreign Legion to help defeat the Central Powers. In this book, historian David Hanna profiles seven of these volunteers: a poet, an artist, a boxer, a stunt pilot, a college student, a veteran of the Spanish American War, and an advertising executive.

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Before America joined World War I, a small group of Americans volunteered for the French Foreign Legion to help defeat the Central Powers. Historian David Hanna profiles seven of these volunteers: a poet, an artist, a boxer, a stunt pilot, a college student, a veteran of the Spanish American War, and an advertising executive. All seven men were united in courage; and some, like poet Alan Seeger, paid the ultimate sacrifice. Before he was killed in battle, Seeger penned the immortal words that inspired this book's title:

I've a rendezvous with Death

At midnight in some flaming town,

When Spring trips north again this year,

And I to my pledged word am true,

I shall not fail that rendezvous.

Rendezvous with Death

The Americans Who Joined the Foreign Legion in 1914 to Fight For France and For Civilization

Author David Hanna

Narrated by Joe Barrett

Publication date Jun 20, 2016

Running time 8 hrs

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