Escape to the Legion Bear Grylls
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For generations, the French Foreign Legion has been romanticised as a refuge for men seeking a second chance in life. But what is it really like? In Escape to the Legion, adventurer and explorer Bear Grylls sets off to find out with 11 other recruits who come from all walks of life. A disorderly band of men arrive at an ex-Legion fort in the Sahara Desert to attempt a month's brutal training that promises to turn them in honorary members of the world's toughest fighting force. Their journey will reveal as much about the men themselves as it does about the Foreign Legion.
This is a genuinely gripping four-part series that follows 12 volunteers as they undergo a month's training in the French Foreign Legion."Horrifying but riveting"
Explorer Bear Grylls experiences life in the French Foreign Legion. Joining a group of 12 recruits from various backgrounds, he undergoes a month of gruelling training in a Sahara camp. The romantic image of a refuge for men seeking to escape the past evaporates in the face of physical and psychological torment, as the staff push them to breaking point
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Lee is rushed to hospital with a back injury, but Sgt Ferguson is convinced he is faking. Stephen also earns the officers' disapproval with his constant complaining, and Bear is punished for a small misdemeanour in classic Foreign Legion fashion - by being buried up to his neck in sand
The recruits are halfway through the course, but three of them have already dropped out, and the medics are barely keeping the rest on their feet. Bear does his utmost to keep spirits up, but a shock departure deals a blow to the group's morale. However, just when the volunteers seem unable to take any more punishment, their training enters a new phase that sheds light on another side of life as a Foreign Legionnaire
The number of recruits is falling rapidly, and debt collector Wayne clashes with his fellow legionnaires after another gruelling day's running in the Sahara heat. Those who remain are soon faced with their final challenge - 48 hours of training in the deep desert, with an 8km run in full combat gear followed by a 40km march to the sea.
- Size Other
- Color Other
- Age group Adult
- Gender Unisex