Jonny,On this day, in 1957, Jonny joined the French Foreign Legion, and not much happened after that. The rest is history. (As Jonny likes to put it)
A big thank you to our Canadian allies.July 1 1916
First day of the battle of the Somme,
The Battle of the Somme (French: Bataille de la Somme, German: Schlacht an der Somme), also known as the Somme Offensive,
was a battle of the First World War fought by the armies of the British Empire and Franceagainst the German Empire. It took place between 1 July and 18 November 1916 on both sides of the upper reaches of the River Somme in France. The battle was intended to hasten a victory for the Allies and was the largest battle of the First World War on the Western Front. More than three million men fought in this battle and one million men were wounded or killed, making it one of the bloodiest battles in human history.
Worth watching, only 2mins 18
And today is also Canada Day
I know... The good lads more then made up for the tossers. I can only speak for the REP/13th. I suspect it was much the same in other regiments. Times have changed mon petit. Hopefully for the better!1983 was the year I joined, 26 of June at the Fort de Nogent. In all my time, I knew some good dudes, but mostly tossers and not always French.