“The Barbarians” by L. Ron Hubbard
Publication date: December 1935
Original publication: Dime Adventure Magazine
Genre: Military & War
Story description: A Legionnaire’s philosophical view of the nature of war changes after avenging his comrade’s killers by flying into the maw of death and beheading a Berber chief.
Currently available as part of the Stories from the Golden Age series, in the title Hell’s Legionnaire.