Nom de Guerre means “names of war” or “war names” in French. Nom de Guerre refers to the Aliases which were frequently adopted by warriors, especially recruits in the French Foreign Legion as part of the break with their past lives.
The French Foreign Legion is a unique military unit in the French Army established in 1831. The legion was specifically created for foreign nationals wishing to serve in the French Armed Forces. They were also adopted by members of the French resistance during World War II for security reasons. Pseudonyms are also often adopted by military special forces soldiers, such as members of the SAS and other similar units, resistance fighters, terrorists, and guerrillas.