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by riptidenj
Wed Jul 15, 2015 2:57 pm
Forum: Swiss, French, Belgian & Dutch Weapons
Topic: 14 Juillet
Replies: 2
Views: 3876

14 Juillet

Une glorieuse 14 Juillet ou Jour de la Bastille a vous!
by riptidenj
Mon Jul 14, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Swiss, French, Belgian & Dutch Weapons
Topic: 14 Juillet
Replies: 0
Views: 2266

14 Juillet

When you raise your glass this year, think of les Pantalons Rouge marching off to defend la Patrie 100 years ago.
by riptidenj
Sun Jul 14, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Swiss, French, Belgian & Dutch Weapons
Topic: A mes copains..
Replies: 2
Views: 3090

A mes copains..

un glorieuse Quatorze Juilette-Jour de la Bastille!
by riptidenj
Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Swiss, French, Belgian & Dutch Weapons
Topic: 14 juillet
Replies: 2
Views: 3113

14 juillet

Une glorieuse 14 ou Jour de la Bastille mes amis!
by riptidenj
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: Beret is out for normal use. No more fashion statement
Replies: 29
Views: 8525

Re: Beret is out for normal use. No more fashion statement

The whole "Berets for Everybody-One Army" nonsense was established 10 years ago by the then Chief of Staff of the Army Eric Shinseki to deal with very serious morale problems cause by Clinton. Among other things, Shinseki was alarmed that the retention rate for junior officers had plunged,...
by riptidenj
Thu Jul 14, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Swiss, French, Belgian & Dutch Weapons
Topic: 14 Juillet
Replies: 1
Views: 2361

14 Juillet

To all you real Frenchmen, Francophiles, collectors and reenactors une glorieuse 14 Juillet ou Jour de la Bastille.
by riptidenj
Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Shooting the Breeze
Topic: I don't mind commemeration but
Replies: 13
Views: 2340

Re: I don't mind commemeration but

The rifle looks like an M1903 to me-complete with front sight hood.
by riptidenj
Mon Jul 12, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Swiss, French, Belgian & Dutch Weapons
Topic: Bastille Day 2010
Replies: 1
Views: 2267

Bastille Day 2010

To all Sons of France by birth or by adoption, to all you Francophiles and collectors of French Arms and militaria
Une Glorieuse 14 Juillet ou Jour de la Bastille. 1789-2010 221 ans.
by riptidenj
Wed Jun 16, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: Wearing non-entitled medals
Replies: 19
Views: 3981

Re: Wearing non-entitled medals

As Anthony Herbert said in his excellent book Soldier , "There's nothing like a chest full of ribbons and the old war record when the promotion board meets.." and one reason why Vietnam was the bloody fiasco it turned out to be was because, as one USArmy general put it "Too many briga...
by riptidenj
Mon Jun 14, 2010 10:39 pm
Forum: Veterans Remember
Topic: June 18, 1940
Replies: 0
Views: 858

June 18, 1940

"What General Weygand called the Battle of France is over. I expect that the battle of Britain is about to begin. Upon this battle depends the survival of Christian civilization. Upon it depends our own British life, and the long continuity of our institutions and our Empire. The whole fury and...

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