"pretty, but can they fight?"
Yesterday it was our national day !
Here's some pics of past parades (I've not yet find yesterday's good pictures).
Republican guard :
(protection of the president, the government and officials buildings)
The command car :
(With Chirac and the army chief of staff -Bentegeat- facing the prime minister de Villepin and the defense minister Alliot Marie -in white-)
(main battle tanks)
Students from St Cyr :
Find other pics here :
haha, real funnyOriginally Posted by Flavius22
When the french military was rescuing western citizens throuout Africa most of you were still swimming inside your father's ********s.Originally Posted by Flavius22
(myself not excluded)
It's time to stop this sh!t......
Nice pics, although it looks kind of boring. Are their any videos? Maybe its different watching the parade in video.
By the way, mods take care of the trolls.
Last time American saw white French flags near their shores, I dare say they were pretty happy and relieved, as they were the French Royal Navy battle flag. Yorktown, somebody ?Originally Posted by Flavius22
Well, feel free to try them...Originally Posted by phoilme
Well it's true that we always try to avoid wars as we know, because of our national history (we have one us ! ), that the smell of the powder and the taste of blood are really not nice feelings...
But when we have to fight we do, as in Afghanistan or Ivory Coast at the moment.
Boring ? Well there's approximately one hour of infantrymen parade and then one hour of mechanical and aerial parade.
It's ok as journalists gives us some informations about each corps or vehicles.
That mustn't be so boring as it's always a great success with thousands of tourists and french citizens on each side of the Champ Elysée avenue.
But it's perhaps because shops are close this day
Why someone ppl say that the French are cowards? What’s the issue?
Maybe because the French did not jump to participate in the whole Iraq debacle....
A certain percentage of the US population (mind you, not the smartest one) considers that as a sign of cowardice, hence the white flag comments
I am certain the French armed forces are pretty capable of fighting, and the courage of the French People is something that has been demonstrated throughout history again and again and again
Allons enfants de la Patrie
Le jour de gloire est arrivé.
Contre nous, de la tyrannie,
L'étandard sanglant est levé,
l'étandard sanglant est levé,
I just hope Israel won't follow your proposal as we are sending warships in lebanon territorial waters in order to take out of this dangerous imbroglio our compatriots.Well, feel free to try them...
Cause I don't think that we'll wait for tsahal's permission to protect our citizens...