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Guillaume Gleize
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Just for the fun (if I may).

The French allways had a bigger mouth than the number of victories ... But they are in my heart like Michel Simon (the actor in the vidéo): "No god nor queen but Freedom or death!". I like the chorus: "On va leur percer le flanc! Ha c'que nous allons rire!" Meaning "We'll drill their flank! Ha! The way we'll laught!" Crazy guys for crazy times. Those must have all die at Waterloo because I don't recognize the modern French style! Thoses old blocks were completly MAD! LOL!

HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t_1SaN0h34
 
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Kevin Duke
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Fine singing, but what an odd scene. One volley and the attack runs away?
 
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Michael McCalpin
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How did they expect to "drill the (enemy's) flank" when they attacked their enemy's front? Must be some sort of French idiom, or perhaps a reconnaissance failure.
 
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Guillaume Gleize
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LOL

1) An old movie. Just take it easy & light!
2) I badly translated a word: let's say "ribs" instead of "flank" (lol)!
3) OK you didn't get it in french but in fact they disobey. They had been told to wait for orders before attacking this strong point.
4) A fiction light story through a real historical battle.
5) There is more than one volley but I had the same reaction. By the way: What about us (Kevin, GG and everybody) under this kind of volley?



 
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Michael McCalpin
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GGleize wrote:

3) OK you didn't get it in french but in fact they disobey. They had been told to wait for orders before attacking this strong point.
I don't have any trouble reading French, but following it verbally is hard: if only French people spoke with subtitles!
 
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Guillaume Gleize
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Yop: this was a "funny" song they used while attacking. Those strange hussards & grenadiers laughting and joking while attacking (numerosous witness) really desappeared from my country. Maybe it's a luck ... maybe not. Anyway someone said: "We, civilisations, we know now that we are not eternal!".

GG
 
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