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Posted: 2/5/2006 10:02:00 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 10:11:47 AM EDT
Are foreign fighters signing up for the French Foreign Legion to escape problems from their home countries? That's the only reason I can think of for why anyone with fighting capability will take orders from the cheese-eating surrender monkeys.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 10:48:54 AM EDT
I believe that the Legion says that it is only as good as its worst German Legionaire.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 11:03:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KlubMarcus:
Are foreign fighters signing up for the French Foreign Legion to escape problems from their home countries? That's the only reason I can think of for why anyone with fighting capability will take orders from the cheese-eating surrender monkeys.

Link Posted: 2/5/2006 11:10:10 AM EDT
What??? The French fight??? Come on you're bullshitting me right?? I don't believe you.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 11:12:12 AM EDT
Camerone!
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 11:55:23 AM EDT

Originally Posted By UH_SALT_RIFLE:
What??? The French fight??? Come on you're bullshitting me right?? I don't believe you.



IIRC the requirement for being in the french FOREIGN legion is that you can't be french.

Which may be the reason people actually respect the FFL.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 11:58:27 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 12:00:57 PM EDT
Havnt watched it,no intrest in watching it but what exercises are done so the frenchie troops can keep there arms up for hours/days at a time?Is it true they can say "I surrender" in over 200 languages?Are the battalion gideons all white flags?
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 12:09:34 PM EDT
Escape to the Legion is a British reality show. It is NOT a documentary.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 12:14:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/5/2006 12:16:11 PM EDT by cobra-ak]

Originally Posted By bastiat:

Originally Posted By UH_SALT_RIFLE:
What??? The French fight??? Come on you're bullshitting me right?? I don't believe you.



IIRC the requirement for being in the french FOREIGN legion is that you can't be french.

Which may be the reason people actually respect the FFL.

That is why they fight good none of them are frogs. when you finish your contract they give you Frog citizenship with a new identity and your criminal records are expunged.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 12:30:40 PM EDT
early in the somalie campaign, the locals didn't like the legion troops because when they'd inspect a car at a checkpoint, they INSPECTED IT without so much as a smile. whereas they said they liked the US marines since they would joke with the locals and give candy to the kids. not making comparisons, just pointing out how business like the legion is. the 2 REP has an awesome battle lineage and is considered among the best in the world!! the unfortunate thing is they have the prefix "FRENCH," which detracts from there skill and history.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 1:25:50 PM EDT
Contrary to some beliefs here many legionnaires (if not the majority) are french.
As said hiramranger they are not allowed to enlist under the french nationality but they can with a nationality from a french-speaking country usually belgian or canadian (like any man joining the legion they are receiving a false identity as if they were born again).


There was an american ARcommer who has served in the legion but i havn't seen him anymore since at least 10 month.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 2:34:52 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 2:41:26 PM EDT
Regardless if they are french or not; I wouldnt want to be on their bad side. I've heard nothign but awesome things about guys in the Legion.
Link Posted: 2/5/2006 2:46:10 PM EDT
I wasn't trying to shit on your thread. I just meant to point out that the show is a mildly accurate depiction of FFL training. The training depicted on the show is difficult for the contestants, but is not even remotely as difficult as the real thing.

The show seems to be designed in a way which would lead people to believe that it is the real thing. When you watch the entire series, there is very little indication that it is not a real documentary.

Link Posted: 2/5/2006 2:54:31 PM EDT
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