French Republic Day parade

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  1. This year's guests were indeed 13 African countries, Benin, Burkina Faso, the Cameroons, Central African, Congo, Ivory Coast, Gabon, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Nigerm Senegal, Chad and Togo. The Amazons from Benin? were impressive!

    It chucked it down, hope the dye didn't run on some of the elaborate tunics! Nor ruin the first lady of Cameroon's updo.
  2. Pararegtom

    Pararegtom LE Book Reviewer

    It,s a great Parade to watch, made me laugh when the massed bands struck up the theme from the Great Escape!!
  3. That raised a round of applause from the spectators! There was continual applause throughout the parade but the biggest cheers were for the police and Paris firemen.

    I do wonder how long the French can keep going with it however as the amount of resources and money they pour into it are out of kilter with the cost cuttings hitting hard elsewhere.
  4. Wow, they even has Jedi's with little red caps !!! :) :) :)
  5. 1er Régiment de Spahis Marocains - a French armoured car regiment. Cool uniform, ain't it?
  6. 'The Longest Day' actually.