Was that for good behaviour? As we never got watching films anytime during instruction never even seen it at the REP but there were quite a few British and natural other nationalities that did participate, and a few stories kicking about in the Foyer over a beer!I remember watching the film during instruction (brainwashing?), it was certainly motivating. (...)
Rapace, I have to agree with you that it wasn't much of a movie. The guitar and singing in the foyer (whilst they are waiting on further orders) made me cringe. I'd say that it was made in haste while the subject was still "hot".Raoul Coutard, the Director of the (accurate, but honestly not very good) movie, was a war cameraman during the Indochina war. (...)
Correct. They were signals specialists in charge of establishing long-range communications. Remember that at that time there were no communication satellites (at least not in the French army). Kinshasa (the capital city of then Zaire, now called Democratic Republic of Congo) was 1,000 miles away and France of course even further.Filmed in French Guiana. At Kolwezi several / couple of 13e RDP took part (?)
He was our SCH in Lebanon in '83. Loved his sardines. Hell of a guy. He was the main guy stting up the zodiacs in '82 when we did our diving course in Bonifacio.Our sous-off', Sgt Garcia (ex-Spanish Legion, ex rep) did Kolwezi and was a figurant (extra) in the film too.
Ah the bloody Brits! No comment but puts a smile on my face.Was that for good behaviour? As we never got watching films anytime during instruction never even seen it at the REP but there were quite a few British and natural other nationalities that did participate, and a few stories kicking about in the Foyer over a beer!
One of the stories, I don’t know if you heard it Joseph, was that a guy whose name eludes me, but this it was a Brit, jumped with an empty case of beer as for inspection indoors it made the kit smarter and square all he had was radio antenna sticking out his sack and by the time they were out with their kit it was no return and jumped with it!