Mais le diable marche avec nous Ha...It has the "ah ha ha ha ha ha ha" from the 2rep song. Just noticed it when watching the film the other day.
like i wrote one time before my wifes Grandfather had a friend who went to the Legion. Both served in Russia. I never met him but my wife said he visited her Grandfather a lot in uniform. He was taken prisoner in Vietnam. Not sure if he was REPMais le diable marche avec nous Ha...
A lot of the legion songs were influenced by the huge German influx after WW2. For some it was La légion or interment or in a few cases Nuremberg.
Of course the legion was glad to have these experienced soldiers with nothing better to do for the next 5 years; Algeria and Morocco still needed patrolling not to mention the war in Indochina which began on 19th Dec 1946.
When I joined up in '84 there were still a lot of legion songs sung in the original German. Someone with a bright idea in a high ranking position thought it best to have them translated into French.
It's good movie. Definitely not hard to find.Good old Jean Paul Belmondo, can't believe I never saw this, gotta find it somewhere;
Directed by Henri Verneuil. With Jean-Paul Belmondo, Jacques Villeret, Michel Constantin, Michel Creton. In 1943 in Tunisia, a unit of the French Foreign Legion fights the Germans over possession of a bank treasure in gold bars.www.imdb.com