History UsefulNotes / GaulsWithGrenades

29th Aug '16 11:08:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* French tank units are involved in the fighting against the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Posleen]], in Creator/JohnRingo's ''[[Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata Gust Front]]'', along with [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks US]] and [[WeAreNotTheWehrmacht German]] tank units, [[HoldTheLine holding the line]] until the [[PoweredArmor ACS]] under "Mighty Mite" can break out and mangle the Posties. The French leadership in general tends to get looked down upon by Ringo in general, but he doesn't carry that over to their armed forces.

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* French tank units are involved in the fighting against the [[HordeOfAlienLocusts Posleen]], in Creator/JohnRingo's ''[[Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata Gust Front]]'', along with [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks US]] and [[WeAreNotTheWehrmacht [[UsefulNotes/WeAreNotTheWehrmacht German]] tank units, [[HoldTheLine holding the line]] until the [[PoweredArmor ACS]] under "Mighty Mite" can break out and mangle the Posties. The French leadership in general tends to get looked down upon by Ringo in general, but he doesn't carry that over to their armed forces.
21st Aug '16 4:06:42 AM Morgenthaler
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Its latest product is the [[CoolPlane Rafale]], which is ultimately going to [[JackOfAllStats replace seven current aircraft]] types in French service. The most expensive variant of the Rafale comes with a 90 million Euro price tag, which is still cheaper than the cost of an American F-22 Raptor while also being multi-use as an "omnirole" fighter with both air force and naval versions, able to take nearly any role including [[TheUltimateResistance nuclear strikes]]. On the other hand, its approach to stealth is different from the F-22 : instead of aiming for [[InvisibilityCloak Very Low Observable]], it is Low Observable but with a few tricks, such as SPECTRA, an ECM system to hide from long-range radars and distant enemy planes by spoofing their signals to "pretend" it's not there. It is of particular note for the speed of its development on an industrial level, starting behind its greatest rival (The Eurofighter Typhoon) and yet got into service first without compromising its ability in the haste.

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Its latest product is the [[CoolPlane Rafale]], which is ultimately going to [[JackOfAllStats replace seven current aircraft]] types in French service. The most expensive variant of the Rafale comes with a 90 million Euro price tag, which is still cheaper than the cost of an American F-22 Raptor while also being multi-use as an "omnirole" fighter with both air force and naval versions, able to take nearly any role including [[TheUltimateResistance [[UsefulNotes/TheUltimateResistance nuclear strikes]]. On the other hand, its approach to stealth is different from the F-22 : instead of aiming for [[InvisibilityCloak Very Low Observable]], it is Low Observable but with a few tricks, such as SPECTRA, an ECM system to hide from long-range radars and distant enemy planes by spoofing their signals to "pretend" it's not there. It is of particular note for the speed of its development on an industrial level, starting behind its greatest rival (The Eurofighter Typhoon) and yet got into service first without compromising its ability in the haste.
21st Aug '16 4:05:57 AM Morgenthaler
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France is a [[TheUltimateResistance nuclear weapons state]]. Most of its missiles are now carried by submarines, but it has some air-launched missiles and formerly had land-launched ones too.

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France is a [[TheUltimateResistance [[UsefulNotes/TheUltimateResistance nuclear weapons state]]. Most of its missiles are now carried by submarines, but it has some air-launched missiles and formerly had land-launched ones too.
1st Jul '16 6:49:54 PM Doug86
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Historically, the Legion's promise of a new identity attracted many criminals and other shady elements (including, in the aftermath of WorldWarII, some ''[[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany captured Waffen-SS soldiers]]'' who were given the option to enlist to avoid execution). Today the Legion is considered a highly prestigious elite combat unit, and so there are rigorous background checks, so this isn't necessarily true anymore. While they offer a new identity, you can still be pursued for [[SerialKiller blood]] or [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil "mores"]] crimes.

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Historically, the Legion's promise of a new identity attracted many criminals and other shady elements (including, in the aftermath of WorldWarII, UsefulNotes/WorldWarII, some ''[[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany captured Waffen-SS soldiers]]'' who were given the option to enlist to avoid execution). Today the Legion is considered a highly prestigious elite combat unit, and so there are rigorous background checks, so this isn't necessarily true anymore. While they offer a new identity, you can still be pursued for [[SerialKiller blood]] or [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil "mores"]] crimes.
16th Mar '16 11:24:36 PM StevieC
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One of the Foreign Legion's more high-profile missions today is as security-detail at the European Space Agency's Kourou Launch Complex in French Guiana, launch-site of the Ariane rockets.
21st Nov '15 12:03:12 AM h27kim
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* This is because the mon signifies monsieur (mister) rather than the possessive mon (my). It is an honorific. Napoleon, however, had little respect for the French navy, mostly because of Trafalgar defeat, and denied them that honor.

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* This is because the mon signifies monsieur (mister) ("mister," or, more literally, "my lord") rather than the possessive mon (my). It is an honorific. Napoleon, however, had little respect for the French navy, mostly because of Trafalgar defeat, and denied them that honor.
29th Sep '15 6:30:48 PM demonfiren
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Historically, the Legion's promise of a new identity attracted many criminals and other shady elements (including, in the aftermath of WorldWarII, some ''[[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany captured Waffen-SS soldiers]]'' who were given the option to enlist to avoid execution). Today the Legion is considered a highly prestigious elite combat unit, and so there are rigorous background checks, so this isn't necessarily true anymore. While they offer a new identity, you can still be pursued for [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SerialKiller blood]] or [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil "mores"]] crimes.

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Historically, the Legion's promise of a new identity attracted many criminals and other shady elements (including, in the aftermath of WorldWarII, some ''[[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany captured Waffen-SS soldiers]]'' who were given the option to enlist to avoid execution). Today the Legion is considered a highly prestigious elite combat unit, and so there are rigorous background checks, so this isn't necessarily true anymore. While they offer a new identity, you can still be pursued for [[http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/SerialKiller [[SerialKiller blood]] or [[RapeIsASpecialKindOfEvil "mores"]] crimes.
29th Sep '15 6:29:57 PM demonfiren
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''[[BadassArmy The Foreign Legion]]''

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''[[BadassArmy ''[[LegionOfLostSouls The Foreign Legion]]''
13th Sep '15 1:55:19 PM AllenbysEyes
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* Jean Larteguy's novels, ''The Centurions'' and ''The Praetorians'', depict a squad of French paratroops serving in Indochina, Algeria and the Suez Crisis, chronicling their disillusionment with French politicians miring them in unwinnable wars. The main protagonist, Lt. Colonel Raspeguy, is [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed based on]] famous paratroop commander Marcel Bigeard. ''The Centurions'' [[TheFilmOfTheBook became a poorly-reviewed movie]], ''Lost Command'', starring Creator/AnthonyQuinn and Creator/AlainDelon.

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* Jean Larteguy's novels, ''The Centurions'' and ''The Praetorians'', depict a squad of French paratroops serving in Indochina, Algeria and the Suez Crisis, chronicling Crisis. The books chronicle their disillusionment with French politicians miring them in unwinnable wars.wars, culminating in several joining UsefulNotes/CharlesDeGaulle's 1958 coup d'état. The main protagonist, Lt. Colonel Raspeguy, is [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed based on]] famous paratroop commander Marcel Bigeard. ''The Centurions'' [[TheFilmOfTheBook became a poorly-reviewed movie]], ''Lost Command'', starring Creator/AnthonyQuinn and Creator/AlainDelon.
13th Sep '15 1:52:25 PM AllenbysEyes
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* Jean Larteguy's novels, ''The Centurions'' and ''The Praetorians'', depict a squad of French paratroops serving in Indochina, Algeria and the Suez Crisis, chronicling their disillusionment with French politicians miring them in unwinnable wars. The main protagonist, Lt. Colonel Raspeguy, is [[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed based on]] famous paratroop commander Marcel Bigeard. ''The Centurions'' [[TheFilmOfTheBook became a poorly-reviewed movie]], ''Lost Command'', starring Creator/AnthonyQuinn and Creator/AlainDelon.
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