Voices from the French Foreign Legion

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Subscribe to France 24 now: http://f24.my/YouTubeEN FRANCE 24 live news stream: all the latest news 24/7 http://f24.my/YTliveEN Shrouded in mystery and prestige, the French Foreign Legion has cultivated a reputation for being as feared by its enemies as it is envied by its allies. The legionnaires come from across the world, prepared to serve a country that is not their own. Far from home, they are told the Legion is their family. But who are these soldiers and what motivates them? France 24 reporters, Claire Paccalin and Fanny Allard, joined the French Foreign Legion on operation in Mali to find out. Music: Honour 2655/2 Chris Blackwell (PRS) Audio Network Limited Visit our website: http://www.france24.com Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FRANCE24.English Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/France24_en

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Emmanuel Maduako : This reminds me of the men of The Night’s Watch from Game Of Thrones :)

Alex Cheremisin : A rather high percentage of slavs

Andrew Felcey : They all looked sad !!!! No disrespect !!!!

Avocado Warrior : These men deserve nothing but my utmost respect and sympathy. Vive la France.

alsenar2 : It is one thing to join an Army. But it is another thing to join a foreign army without any knowledge of its language and culture because you want to do something with your live.

Bball23 24 : 0:48 notice a man is sleeping. How tired should you be to sleep through all that noise and shaking. Respect to these men.

Mikey Meatball : How do these guys fit in those tanks and trucks with balls that big?

TMA : 0:49 Thats my elder scroll character name.

richard george : I think people misunderstand the Legion, thinking that they are just gung ho mercenaries, when in fact they are highly trained professional soldiers that are deployed across the globe to promote peace, and yes a great degree of risk and sacrifice for themselves ans their families

Édouard : Légion étrangère française ... Respect!

FrenchMilitaryPower : Legio Patria Nostra. Vive la France

My Gentle Pitt Bull : Several lost their girlfriends back home. What in the United States Marine Corps back in the 1960s & 1970s was a "Dear John Letter". It's a Global Letter from a girl back home to the military man around the world.

Deutscher Patriot : Respect from Germany brothers! LEGIO PATRIA NOSTRA

Daniel Rico : Respect! Greetings from Mexico.

Hasforth : Most people in the Legion are there because they have no other choice, I can guarantee you that most of them would rather have stayed home if they could.

Dominus Providebit : It's odd to see so many different cultures combined in one army. Yet they form one of the best.

yurie cabunoc : People who came from deferent part of the world and watching each others back is called family... Respect from philippines...

Cliff DIY Mech : I saw legionnaires marching right past me in 1990 bastille day parade in Paris. I was very impressed with their marching and look. I remember nothing else about that parade except them, left an impression for sure.

Ufuk Yahya TÜRKAN : Closest thing to diamond dogs.

Joseph kush : Respect to my Russian brothers in the FFL

Mahesh Parameswaran : Proud of these men atleast they did not choose the wrong path

Jesse Pinkman : Criminal world, poverty, desertion, etc etc. They all are running from something otherwise they would be dead men

Rajeev Kamalasanan : If I was younger..I would surely join this brotherhood! Long Live FFL!

waynedw : The Legion has VALUES. ..worth fighting for

HAFIFI NASIR : Benzema?.. Is that you

lonnie broadfoot : I have a great deal of respect for those men

Raphaël D : they deserve to become french, more than many regular french people.

Kate SAINT ESTEBEN : Merci à vous Messieurs et Respect Total

Abzor : Yes goy join our army and fight for us!

Ki Greene : Real life Suicide Squad.

Barnaby : So sad when people say they joined for money.

Mahesh Parameswaran : These men should b proud of themselves

Pirate : Reminds me of Militaires Sans Frontières and Diamond Dogs from MGS.

Hessel Bleeker : Strongest army in the world

Frank the Tank : Can you join if you don't speak any french?

Daniel Pogosyan : There is no individual in the Legion, one soldier is part of a whole yes. Same applies to almost all the armed forces in the world. Without uniformity and brotherhood there is no military.

A v A : The One french idea that makes actual sense in this world

Jesse Ling : We are the shield that guards the realms of men.

AJAX777 : To be honest. I'd just join to see combat. To fight.

DJ K : MUCH RESPECT! Excellent clip!

Alastair West : RAF Reg promotion..

Chris Edwards : The music makes it seem very melancholic, but I guarantee you these men are living better lives than they would have outside of the Legion, and they're aware of that.

Arty : Respect de la Suisse allemande

Private Yeltsin : Always interesting to watch things on the FFL.

JD : What’s the background music?

zaku08 : Giacomo looks like Chiellini

Sheriff_Rick : French Foreign Legion or as we call it the new red army

Blocksport -96 : respect brothers!

DarkCalibur : this is like msf from metal gear, except they are not mercenary