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Posted: 9/22/2002 5:39:18 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2002 8:49:01 AM EDT by ilikelegs]
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Link Posted: 9/22/2002 5:54:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By raf: May I remind all that the Legion is, except for officers, non-French? [:D]
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See, the French are not totally stupid! They have known for a long time that you don't send French troops if you need to win.
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 7:02:36 AM EDT
Just another day in the cradle of civilization.
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Link Posted: 9/22/2002 8:25:42 AM EDT
Those "CAPA BLANCA " foreign legion assholes arn't fit to carry a bucket of piss from a Ranger ! [usa][usa][usa][usa][usa][usa][usa][usa]
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 9:07:55 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2002 9:08:25 AM EDT by Fearandloathing37]
And all that without a U.N. Sponsored International Coalition.
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 9:11:52 AM EDT
The French Foreign Legion lost in Vietman.
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 9:47:07 AM EDT
And Mexico. And Algeria.
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 9:51:09 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 9:52:02 AM EDT
The French have not won a major Campaign since Napoleon. I am sure on of the History Buffs here can correct me if I am wrong. Max
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 9:53:18 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 9:53:32 AM EDT
In Mexico 3 officers and 62 legionnaires resisted [b]2,000[/b] Mexicans. They held out for [b]11 hrs[/b], killing and wounding 600 enemy soldiers before being wiped out. Thats a long freakin time to hold out.
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 9:59:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs:
Originally Posted By ar10er: The French Foreign Legion lost in Vietman.
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A bit of history for you all. Has anyone read a book called the "Devils Guard" ? The only time the French were successful in French Indo-China was after WWII. They brought over captured SS troops that surrendered. They had two choices. Go to prison, or go to fight in Indo-China. They were the most successful army to defeat the Vietcong. They were given the name by the VC. The book has been ban for resell, I haven't been able to find it for a long time. If anyone finds a source, please pass it on to me.
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It is a good book, I had it years ago. Remember Diem Ben Pui.
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 10:01:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2002 10:01:33 AM EDT by Kar98]
Thanks legs; at least I've found their patch: [img]http://www.lukus.com.au/patches/page21/e04_a266.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 10:15:57 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 10:25:25 AM EDT
Try here legs. [url]www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/search-handle-url/index=books&field-author=Elford%2C%20George%20Robert/104-9214073-8806314[/url]
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 10:27:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs: Do you have a source for the book ?
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Not yet, but I'm unto it. I'm pretty sure I'll find at least an electronic copy of the book.
They were the ultimate killing machines.
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Careful there, you're coming awfully close to glorifying the SS ;) Btw, and apropos of nothing whatsoever: Foreign Legion romantic was quite popular in 1950s Germany, pulp fiction, movies, music...I wonder why that was? ;)
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 10:34:09 AM EDT
Only $140.00.
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 10:35:04 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 10:40:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/22/2002 10:41:35 AM EDT by ar10er]
Naw, this is not gory, read "I was a combat medic". It is a true story of a Marine Doc on Iwo. Edited to add, this was the only book I ever put down just to hold my cookies.
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 6:26:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Paul: Wait a fricken minute - did they ask UN permission before their unilatteral invasion of a sovern nation? They're making noises about us taking out Sodamn Insane but they just roll right into the Ivory Coast like it was still a French colony.
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For many of these former French colonies in Africa that is still the case. The French train and maintain bases there, as well as having a history of intervention and other machinations. The currency is some French sponsered multi-country African franc. I think Mali actually receives in foreign aid almost as much as it's entire budget. That's a lot of influence. [;)]
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 6:35:19 PM EDT
search here: [url]http://www.abebooks.com[/url] lots of listings for it all for around ~300 though pretty steep
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 6:41:33 PM EDT
Glorifying the SS? Why not, give it another 100 years and it won’t be any different than glorifying pirates, brutal highway-men (like Robin Hood), us Johnny Rebs, or any other of history’s less than savory groups. Sure they fought for the wrong side and did a fair bit of evil, but one can respect their ability and esprit’d’corps, their tactics, and especially their equiptment. I'd go a round in the ring with Mike Tyson for a MKb42(h), by all accounts the finest assault rifle ever. Love their camo too. Of course I’ve always been accused of ‘rooting for the bad guy’. Even as a young ‘un, I liked Darth Vader better than Luke Skywalker, and always knew he had some redeeming quality. [X] Ryan
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 7:17:40 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RebelGray: Glorifying the SS? Why not, give it another 100 years and it won’t be any different than glorifying pirates
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Well, that comment of mine was made in jest, and directed at ilikelegs, to make fun of him ;)
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 7:24:03 PM EDT
I'm sure the French came in at the behest of the government that's facing rebellion. They did the same thing in Chad, and in Rwanda. The French feel an obligation to defend French-speaking peoples, kind of strange. In Rwanda, they protected one of the ethnic groups (the French speaking ones) while they committed genocidal atrocities against the English.
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 7:29:40 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 7:33:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By satcong: In Mexico 3 officers and 62 legionnaires resisted [b]2,000[/b] Mexicans. They held out for [b]11 hrs[/b], killing and wounding 600 enemy soldiers before being wiped out. Thats a long freakin time to hold out.
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BFD. 187 Texans held off the entire Mexican army in a little place called The Alamo. Seems the Mexicans have a nasty habbit of out numbering the good guys up front but getting the dog pooky kicked out of them anyway.
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 7:45:20 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 7:53:54 PM EDT
I came across this excerpt from the book. "It is evident that the Free World was already looking toward America as the Lord Deliverer and Protector. Surely America is a great country, wealthy and very advanced. But so was the Roman Empire in its own time. Wealth is not a precondition of power and history tells that the richer a nation grows, the weaker it becomes. It was not a wealthier or a more advanced nation that destroyed the Roman Empire. It was the barbarians!"
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 8:03:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 8:49:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ilikelegs:
Originally Posted By DefMan: I came across this excerpt from the book. "It is evident that the Free World was already looking toward America as the Lord Deliverer and Protector. Surely America is a great country, wealthy and very advanced. But so was the Roman Empire in its own time. Wealth is not a precondition of power and history tells that the richer a nation grows, the weaker it becomes. It was not a wealthier or a more advanced nation that destroyed the Roman Empire. It was the barbarians!"
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Muslims are our barbarians now!
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With yankees coming in a close second.
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 9:43:22 PM EDT
hey legs,i have the book ,awesome read.
Link Posted: 9/22/2002 9:47:22 PM EDT
FOR SALE-- French army rifles- never fired only been thrown down once! [peep]
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