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    Arrow The French Foreign Legion

    La Légion étrangère. The Foreign Legion. It's got a ring to it, doesn't it?
    I have sometimes thought about how it would be to join the ranks.

    Have any of you forumites thought about this excessively?

    I am immensely drawn to the almost mystical status they have.
    All of their strange traditions, their history, everything. To me, they don't seem to be the traditional xSTJ boring stock soldier types. These guys come from all sorts of backgrounds and nationalities, and they are there because they have potential, because they're rough, and in many cases because they've done something they regret. They want to be someone else. Adventurers, lunatics, misfits. Brave men.

    This is a place where actions count, not thoughts or words.

    I often think of it when everything else just seems black.
    How insanely freeing wouldn't it be to just change name and identity and become someone else for a while? It is a hard but simple existence, I reckon.



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    Yeah I had thoughts about joining too. But I'm sure my injury automatically disqualifies me from joining.

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    I'd like to join, but alas, I am but of the fairer sex.

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    They don't look very fit from that picture
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    Quote Originally Posted by EmilyEccentric View Post
    I'd like to join, but alas, I am but of the fairer sex.
    Haha same here, I dabbled with the idea briefly, as a reincarnated warrior how could I not? but I'm glad now that I wasn't able to since the ambitions I have now satisfy me more.
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    I watched a programme once, which followed their lives. It looks ridiculously tough; supposedly the toughest army training in the world.

    It's interesting - other armies have female soldiers, but I don't think La Légion étrangère does...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    I watched a programme once, which followed their lives. It looks ridiculously tough; supposedly the toughest army training in the world.
    Was it the one with the same guy in Man vs. Wild? Out of a total of 10 recruits in the beginning, only 2-3 made it through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    Was it the one with the same guy in Man vs. Wild? Out of a total of 10 recruits in the beginning, only 2-3 made it through.
    Do you mean Bear Grylls? Yeah, must have been... It was called 'Escape to the Legion'. Was on a few years ago.

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    I don't want to join them to fight alongside them, but I wouldn't mind joining in an, ahem, 'stress-relief' capability. Hard men in uniforms DO IT for me, sorry.

    Also, Bear Grylls sucks.
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    Plz...... can't hold a candle to force Recon Marines. The toughest marines I meant were veritable psychopaths.... France locks up their deranged males, we give ours M-16s! Ooh rah

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