Saturday, July 26, 2008

French Troops in Afghanistan

If you haven't seen French television news, I highly recommend it. Their foreign news coverage is especially good. Most TV audiences in the U.S. can find France 2 on cable.

Here's a video from a France 2 nightly news report on French troops in Afghanistan. They're operating out of a "Fub" [English translation: FOB, or Forward Operating Base] and supporting U.S. troops who are ambushed while patrolling in their "um-vee."

The video has English sub-titles intended for a North American audience, and these are sometimes amusing, as when, near the end of the story, "d'accord" is translated "yep."

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