In the movie all names have been changed, but Italian actor Giuliano Gemma plays a part â€˜inspiredâ€™ by SCH Norbert Daniel KIA on May 20, 1978.
He's the one we see on the forefront of the movie poster.
I just meant that dussabos should not say "he wants to go for his wings" : he will first try to be selected, and then to do reasonably well during instruction, and then go wherever the Legion tells him to go : 2 REP (and get his wings) or 3 REI (and get to know the Selva) or the MLE (and get to play his instrument). He will, if selected, have to obey all orders ! He will have to go to all the stages chosen for him and certainly not say "I want this but I don't want that".
That's the one SnafuSmite. As I say the section went to see it during instruction. I could hardly string a sentence together in French at the time. I'd being lying if I said I didn't know the words for bucket, broom,cleaning etc. One thing that I did understand was the A/C asked a black legionnaire how he felt about going to fight against blacks. the legionnaire answers, Oh, I'm not black mon Adjudant chef, I'm legionnaire. This brought a cheer from the whole of the cinema.
The actual cinema was located close to the back of the 2nd company's building. They had the film running every night that week so that all the sections could see it. During our evening free time off at the back of the company you would hear a cheer at roughly the same time each evening for a whole week.