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QUESTION What chanson is this?

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What Legion chant are these legionnaires singing? I have heard of parts of it before but haven't found it when I searched.
 

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How many would one have to learn, presumably, their Regimental's and that of the other Regiments they have served in if they have a long career. But Joe and to the Greens, what is the Legion's Hymn?
 

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How many would one have to learn, presumably, their Regimental's and that of the other Regiments they have served in if they have a long career. But Joe and to the Greens, what is the Legion's Hymn?
Le Boudin, there is no set number to learn, each section will have a chanson. Funnily enough our song, when we were in CAF, Central Africa, wasn't a legion song even though it was riddled with legion history. It was Edith Piaf's (la Mome) chanson Non, Rien de rien.*
I'm glad that it gave me a chance to mention it, because it is a clue to a crossword which I will be bringing out today. All the clues will be read out aloud by my masked assistant. It is to give people a chance to practice hearing and hopefully understanding the French language.


*After the (attempted?) Putsch in Algeria the officers who were held under fort arrest, in Fort de Nogent, would sing this.
 

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Le Boudin, there is no set number to learn, each section will have a chanson. Funnily enough our song, when we were in CAF, Central Africa, wasn't a legion song even though it was riddled with legion history. It was Edith Piaf's (la Mome) chanson Non, Rien de rien.*
I'm glad that it gave me a chance to mention it, because it is a clue to a crossword which I will be bringing out today. All the clues will be read out aloud by my masked assistant. It is to give people a chance to practice hearing and hopefully understanding the French language.


*After the (attempted?) Putsch in Algeria the officers who were held under fort arrest, in Fort de Nogent, would sing this.
I know that song, they use it for commercials here.

What punishment did they end up getting Joe?
 

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Le Boudin, there is no set number to learn, each section will have a chanson. Funnily enough our song, when we were in CAF, Central Africa, wasn't a legion song even though it was riddled with legion history. It was Edith Piaf's (la Mome) chanson Non, Rien de rien.*
I'm glad that it gave me a chance to mention it, because it is a clue to a crossword which I will be bringing out today. All the clues will be read out aloud by my masked assistant. It is to give people a chance to practice hearing and hopefully understanding the French language.


*After the (attempted?) Putsch in Algeria the officers who were held under fort arrest, in Fort de Nogent, would sing this.
A cross-word puzzle that's a good idea
 

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I know that song, they use it for commercials here.

What punishment did they end up getting Joe?
No-one was sentenced to death as was rumored at the time. I think that most of the ring leaders were kicked out and went to join the OAS along with other Pieds-noirs.
Nearly all of them had their careers put on hold.
I think Voltigeur would be more qualified to answer your question.
 

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A cross-word puzzle that's a good idea
Thank you very much USMCRET :love:, now the only thing is getting the generation game-boy away from their consoles and to take a shot at it :rolleyes:. After all it's for them. My French is pretty good, so it's not for me that I'm doing it.:oops:
 

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