Thursday, 23 July 2009

That was a beau geste, mon capitaine

Hundreds of homes were evacuated yesterday after French Foreign Legion soldiers on artillery practice fired incendiary tracer shells into parched woodland close to the southern port city of Marseille. The temperature was 32 degrees; oh, and there was a strong wind blowing at the time.

City officials accused the elite Foreign Legion of being 'imbeciles'. When you’re faced with this kind of incredible stupidity, people need to know about it.’

One evacuee said: "My whole family is now living in a gym, and it’s all because of these ridiculous soldiers. They did not seem to have a clue what they were doing."

The Daily Mail rather generously says: "The French Army has had one of the worst military reputations in the world since capitulating to the Germans at the start of World War II."

It's integration with the French and German armies that the labour government sees as the future for the British Army. Ummm...............

The Mail: 'Imbeciles': Hundreds evacuated from their homes as bushfire caused by French military threatens Marseille