The Legion

What it is

The true face of the most secretive fighting forces in the world. Men from all over the world have left their pasts to start a new life as elite soldiers of the French Foreign Legion.

The Legion’s director Elisabeth Nord was granted exclusive access to follow this legendary defence force from the inside.

Trained for intense military action, life as a legionnaire is an extreme adventure, but also one where brotherhood and fidelity can rule.This exploration reveals their life in the Legion, this exploration reveals the true face of one of the most famous, mysterious and secretive fighting forces in the world.


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Executive Producers
Geoff Wonfor, Elisabeth Nord & Vibeke Strøm (Haltussa Ltd/Zevs Productions AS)
Line Producer
Diane Cherry
Elisabeth Nord
Anders Svalestad & Geraint Huw Reynolds

Elisabeth Nord, Sean Carswell & Stephen Foote
Petter Haavik & Tore Gjedrem

Head of Post Production
Anders Svalestad
Director Post Production
Elisabeth Nord
Post Production House
Pogo Films

Commissioning editor
Stephen Arnell & Diane Howie, ITV

Produced for


3 Episodes
47 Minutes

Photos Francis Hills

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