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History Themed Movies
Director Dick Richards
Movie Type Adventure Movie

Archaeological facts
Foreign Legion Major Foster is an American haunted by his memories of the recently-ended Great War.


Movie Walkthrough and Review
Foreign Legion Major Foster is assigned to protect a group of archaeologists at their dig. Foster's unit includes the delightful, thieving rascal Marco (Hill), who joined the Legion only to keep away from prison. After long stretches portraying the boredom and hardship of day-to-day life in the Legion, Foster's control occupies a small village where the archaeologists believe they've found a burial site blessed to the Arabs. An Arab leader uses this affront to unite the tribes in Jihad, and attacks the small Legion garrison at the dig. An epic battle follows, very reminiscent of the film "Zulu". Costumes, firearms, and props are all very authentic-looking, and show great attention to detail.