I think these are French soldiers doing mountain training, I can see the FAMAS. Really interesting how they blend in well. Most people think arctic or snow camouflage means a pure white setup.
Some men of the Marine commando Montfort playing with human skulls in Algeria. The attitude of French commandos in Algeria has been greatly criticized, because of their use of torture on prisoners and their ruthless behaviour with locals. One of the many things giving to the Algerian war the nickname of “dirty war”.
Fighting with Molotovs in Front of Notre Dame de Paris, August 1944.
The effects of the Molotovs on German trucks. August 1944.
A good example of the unconventional equipment of the free corps. Knitted clothes and heavy automatic rifle. The thin moustache adds a very French touch to the ensemble.
"A concept is a brick. It can be used to build a courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window"
Gilles Deleuze (via perdeler)
Can Quebec’s Church-based curse words survive in a secular age?
The social changes resulting from the desertion of Quebec church pews have been widely documented: smaller families, fewer marriages, a reformed education system, to name a few. The fate of religious buildings rendered obsolete has generated considerable angst.
But what, en criss, is going to happen to the province’s preferred swear words?
When francophone Quebecers whack a thumb with a hammer or get cut off in traffic, the curses that spew forth are overwhelmingly drawn from objects found in the Catholic Church: ostie, tabarnak, ciboire, câlice, criss! But a new book by a Montreal theology professor and an exhibition at a religion museum raise the question, how long can the distinctively Québécois swear words survive in a secular age?