Gurkhas vs. French Foreign Legion (video)

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[video]http://www.spike.com/full-episodes/7wnu6q/deadliest-warrior-gurkhas-vs-french-foreign-legion-season-3-ep-309[/video]

Interesting video. You can see Brens, Enfields, etc in action. It's worth a look.:thumb:

Great personalities too..
 
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The video says, it cannot be watched in my location. Can some one re-up to common video sites?.
 

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Excellent video.

French Foreign Legion: 0
Gurkha Regiment: 1


Yay!

Morale of the story: Training and discipline wins!
 

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Here

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Here

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Thanks bro
 

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Gurkhas are better in hand-to-hand, but in a shooting fight the Legion wins. If you compare the two in the 21st century, Legion is getting FELIN while Gurkhas are getting sent home.
 

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Gurkhas are kinda born warrior it seems, kinda warrior caste. While Legioniers are professionals. Correct me if I am wrong but both are of different strata.
 

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Not really, they are more a mercenary caste than a so called "warrior caste." I have served with them in peacekeeping and they aren't really hardcore like the legendary Gurkhas of the past. They are proud of their tradition but they have softened. Legionaries are professional mercenaries the same as them. They just don't have a tradition of it in their families necessarily. Gurkhas are hardcore into hand-to-hand combat, martial arts and things but not heavily trained on being expert rifles. You will see them mainly in UN peacekeeping missions or security guards all over the world. Only a select few get to go to the UK which is top of the mountain for them.
 

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Gurkhas are better in hand-to-hand, but in a shooting fight the Legion wins. If you compare the two in the 21st century, Legion is getting FELIN while Gurkhas are getting sent home.
Agreed but when it comes to balls, Gurkhas do not have steel but depleted uranium balls.:thumb:

A retired Indian Gorkha soldier recently revisited those glory days when he thwarted 40 robbers, killing three of them and injuring eight others, with his khukuri during a train journey. He is in line to receive three gallantry awards from the Indian government.

MYREPUBLICA.com - News in Nepal: Fast, Full & Factual

And this proves that Gurkhas have not softened up in any way.
 

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Gorkhas will own the FFL any time anywhere. It comes naturally to them.
 

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The British Army doesn't think they are so valuable anymore...

BBC News - Gurkhas set to 'bear brunt of 5,000 MoD job losses'
The reason is that they are demanding pay and perks as is given to the normal British Tommy.

They are also demanding the right to citizenship of the UK.

Visit the British Army Informal Forum ARRSE and go through the threads on the British Gorkha.

Guess why the British are no longer welcoming the Gorkhas who were taken as hero from Aldershot, which they have made into a Mini Nepal?

The British these days are wary of foreigners settling down since one day it will not be the land of British but of immigrants.

Same is the fear everywhere, be in England or France or even Assam!


Aldershot: the town turning away the Gurkhas
Why do locals in Aldershot think the soldiers once welcomed as heroes should now move on.


David Chamberlain, the Aldershot greengrocer, hollers out his pitch: "Aloo, [potatoes], susti, susti [cheap, cheap]." Knots of smiling men, dapper in their dhaka topi hats, press their palms together to greet old friends. The women, with their jewellery and lungi sarongs, bring a splash of colour and Kathmandu to the steps of Marks & Spencer. ......

But now, we spot an elderly man, his own Help For Heroes jacket conspicuous, looking on, scowling. And then the dam breaks. A well-spoken middle-aged lady marches in. "You went voluntarily into the British Army. You have no right to be here."

An 85-year-old gentleman, 20 years' service man and boy, shows his Parachute Regimental Association card. "They were mercenaries. I have done my bit. I am a level-headed man, but I have watched this in horror. They have usurped Aldershot. ......

Senior members of Rushmoor Borough Council, covering Aldershot and Farnborough, complain that since the rule change, the number of ex-Gurkhas has exploded to between 9,000 and 12,000, or one in 10 of the borough's population.

Estimates suggest residency applications in Nepal are still running at 200 a month. ...

With the Gurkhas in earshot, the ex-Para declares: "I don't blame those fellows. I blame the Government for allowing it to happen."

Indeed, few in Aldershot want to criticise the record of the Gurkha soldier directly. But when the Nepalis wander off, the old Para grows much franker: "On a nice day they occupy every seat in the parks. I go to the health centre. What do I find? Twenty-five white men and 125 Gurkhas.

"They walk five abreast and force you out of the way. They are belligerent." .....

Aldershot: the town turning away the Gurkhas - Telegraph
 

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Dispassionately observing, both the Gurkhas and the French Foreign Legion are good in the environment that have operated and operate.

The difference is that the French Foreign Legion recruits included failed revolutionaries from the rest of Europe, soldiers from the disbanded foreign regiments, and troublemakers in general, both foreign and French.

Here is the history of the French Foreign Legion

http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD=ADA436978&Location=U2&doc=GetTRDoc.pdf
 
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here's a fun fact...during the anglo-gurkha war king of nepal hired french military officers to train the army(later known as Gurkhas) jungle warfare.
 

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