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Posted: 12/30/2003 7:59:20 AM EDT
I read this over on IMDb.com:

"In the opening scene, French troops are shown with their beret insignia on the left side of their forehead. In reality, and contrary to most countries in the world, French soldiers have their insignia on the right side of their forehead."

Why are the French so damned contrary?
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 8:05:51 AM EDT
Originally Posted By GunWares: I read this over on IMDb.com: "In the opening scene, French troops are shown with their beret insignia on the left side of their forehead. In reality, [red]and contrary to most countries in the world[/red], French soldiers have their insignia on the right side of their forehead." Why are the French so damned contrary? [:)]
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I thought it was actually on the back of their head, so the enemy can see it as the Frenchies are running away.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 9:25:51 AM EDT
The mere fact that some frenchie lover spotted proves he's a jackass.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 12:56:17 PM EDT
the film was reversed
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 1:01:48 PM EDT
Who cares about the French
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 1:11:33 PM EDT
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As soon as I saw the insignia blooper I quickly became disgruntled and turned the movie off. I simply can't stand false representation in theater. It cheats reality. Now where did I put my Rambo collection
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 1:15:38 PM EDT
FTF!!!
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 1:16:22 PM EDT
There was a series of posts lately about a book (I cannot remember the title, it had 'Devils' in it) that chronicled a large number of Waffen SS transferring to the FFL at the end of WWII and being used specifically for colonial policies, mainly in Indochina. Could this reversed emblem be a carry-over from their Waffen SS days?
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 1:18:06 PM EDT
So we invade France and make them change their insignia....sounds like a good enough reason...
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 1:19:10 PM EDT
You mean other than the fact that whole movie looks like we were fighting the NVA in Tennessee?
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 1:24:38 PM EDT
I remember the French soldiers wearing the kepi blanc of the Legion in the beginning of that movie.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 1:26:22 PM EDT
the scene with the French getting ambushed was supposed to be in the early 1950's did the Viet Minh use SKS rifles in the early 50's? most early photos never show any SKS rifles in use by the Viet Minh? more likely a MAS 1936 rifle in 7.5 mm French a standard weapon carried by the colonial forces at that time, also WWII era Mausers, Mosin Nagants.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 1:33:58 PM EDT
The Viet Mihn used Japanese, French, American, Russian, Chinese, Swedish and just about anything else that found it's way into the country. Just guessing, but the SKS's were probably a matter of convenience for the movie.
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Link Posted: 12/30/2003 1:55:34 PM EDT
Originally Posted By cas: You mean other than the fact that whole movie looks like we were fighting the NVA in Tennessee?
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Specifically in the backyard of a Catholic church in Tennessee. Mel Gibson has fucking lost it.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 3:26:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 3:35:22 PM EDT
the french have a military? damn i learn something new here everday.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 4:14:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: Post from Kar98:
Mel Gibson has fucking lost it.
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Huh? In what respect has Mel Gibson 'lost it'? Because he's a traditional Roman Catholic?
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No, because he's using every chance he gets to rub this fact into the viewers face. "Dear God, bless me as I go and take this leak, and please keep my family safe while I'm gone!" -- "I love you, daddy! Sob, sob."
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Kar98, I think YOU'VE lost it.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 4:38:16 PM EDT
It would have been even more of an hysterical error had they sewn the insignia on their actual foreheads.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 4:45:11 PM EDT
And oh yeah, fuck the french.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 4:53:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RetiredNavy: And oh yeah, fuck the french.
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They seem to be able to do a pretty good job of that themselves. [;D]
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 8:47:12 PM EDT
The series of books was called 'The Devil's Guard' and were written by George Robert Elford, IIRC. How are you doing, [b]Brother wiggy762[/b]? Eric The(MissingYouOutAtTheFarm)Hun[>]:)]
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I have an extra paperback copy of this book for sale if anyone is interested. $125 shipped showing wear but in good readable condition. Copies of this book routinely go for $150-$200 for the paperback, $300+ for the hardback. IM me!
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 8:51:47 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kar98: No, because he's using every chance he gets to rub this fact into the viewers face. "Dear God, bless me as I go and take this leak, and please keep my family safe while I'm gone!" -- "I love you, daddy! Sob, sob."
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[ROFL]
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