Author Topic: "alors que je faisais qu'admirer le brave général boulanger!!!"(french song)  (Read 5137 times)

Foulques

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hello a few pictures of a little french defilee in a french town at the end of 1880's with Boulanger party and the beginning of the russian alliance

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french line infantry

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french marine infantry, the "marsouins".

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"la justice militaire est à la justice ce que la musique militaire est à la musique"

Georges Clémenceau

 

Dan

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Wonderful!

I read in a book about the General that the song was originally going to use another General's name (Canrobert?), but the guy who sang it (can't remember his name) thought Boulanger sounded better.

"Ma tendre épouse bat des mains

 Quand défilent les saint-cyriens

 Ma bell'-mèr' pouss' des cris

 En r'luquant les spahis

 Moi j'fiaisais qu'admirer

 Notr' brav' général Boulanger"


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an interesting theme, which I dont know nearly anything from. Do u have more pictures of the town Foulques?

Foulques

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Thanks for all; I don't know many things about Canrobert, he haven't a politic part contrary to Boulanger who were one of the populist leaders in 1880's. I don't found other pictures of the spahi.

 This town were build with the houses of 6-7 playmofriends for an exhibition for "telethon" (french event for medical research) in Beaulieu (Isère departement). You can see all th pictures of the 8 dioramas in french site: "planet playmo"

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a large view, most of the military customs were made by Michael (the mongols customizer)

Dan

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They are really great.  I would love to do something that big.

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Hello, Foulques ...

Magnifique !!!

Beautiful diorama ... I especially love all the details. The children with the nuns is perfect!

Thank you very much for sharing this excellent scene with us.

All the best,
Richard


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wonderful pictures and a wonderful backround story!   ;D
I left my love a letter in the hollar of a tree.
I told her she would find me in the U.S. Cavalry.
High, yo, down they go, there's no such word as can't.
We'll ride clean down to hell and back for Ulysses Simpson Grant.