Military and funny. The most eccentric form of armies of the world
It is not customary to laugh at the military (it is customary for them to scoff and scribble). But we will try to break this tradition and give you an excuse to laugh at these amazing creatures.
Going to any army of the world, a person agrees beforehand to obey another's will. And at the same time and the will of designers who invented for this army such a strange form.
It's strange, but quite often in the most ridiculous form the soldiers of the guard of honor guard, which guard quite serious and even holy places. This is how the Greek euosons that march at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens look like. Only very cynical idiots can laugh at the memory of the fallen. But not all tourists manage not to laugh at the sight of these guys in completely clown apparels. Their movements are also very conducive.
And so look valiant dog soldiers from the K7 division with their four-legged subordinates. The trained Lebanese dogs will tear everyone who gets in their way. And if no one gets up, then they will tear their own owners out of sadness and unclaimedness. Therefore, even at the military parade in Beirut, all instructors are dressed in special anti-suits. Funny, but safe.
And this is the Indian border guards prancing on their elegant camels in the center of Delhi on the occasion of Republic Day. Of course, no one will ever recognize border guards in them, including violators of the Indian border. They will decide that the circus has arrived, and they will boldly violate the border. Here they will be caught. Hooray!
The ceremonial uniform of the French army did not differ with particularly ridiculous details, so designers urgently had to supplement it with such berets. Now you do not understand who is going - a Marine or a cook. Especially if the chef wore military decorations, will take his cook machine and go to the parade in honor of the Day of the Bastille.
You will not believe, but these barefoot half-warriors-half-women in tattered skirts are also the most honorable guard. Moreover, they carry the watch of memory at the coffin of the former President of Fiji Ratu Kamisese Kapaivai Tuimakilai Mar. But even such a sad occasion did not make them change anything in their wardrobe. Well, at least put on mourning black skirts and no less mourning black slippers.
It is unlikely that anyone will turn their tongue to call Haiti a peaceful country. The Haitians will always find an occasion for armed conflicts, so their military uniform is usually dirty, camouflaged and covered in blood. But if it comes to the parade, the Haitians do not deny themselves jewelry. Not surprisingly, the officer looks like a Christmas tree.
Each day of the week in Thailand corresponds to its own planet, its deity, the animal of the deity and, most importantly, its color. And of course, every Thai person knows the color that corresponds to his birthday. And of course, he knows that there are seven days in the week. You, too, certainly know. So do not be surprised that there are nine colorful military men in the photo. Two extra.
The wardrobe of the Royal Guard of South Korea is as similar to the military uniform as the squirrel suit on the cassock of the Metropolitan. Nevertheless, these courageous and harsh warriors belong to elite units and are able to solve the most difficult combat tasks. They just do not want to show it off, so they usually dress in funny yellow dressing gowns, white pants and high hats.
You already appreciated the berets, and now look at the aprons of the sappers of the French Foreign Legion. At the parade, they carry no load, but in the field, ammunition and tools can be placed in them. There are other variants of military aprons, which, in terms of consumerism, compete with jackets. In addition to the French, they are used by British paratroopers, the Royal Marine Corps, the army of South Africa, as well as the mountain rifle units of several countries.
Cote d 'Ivoire
The name of the capital of Côte d'Ivoire - Abidjan - in the language of ebrie means "cut leaves". And they, in turn, symbolize the end of civil strife. Nevertheless, the army still has a country, and it is she who marches on the parade in front of the presidential palace. The original coloring allows soldiers to seamlessly merge with a herd of jeans zebras (if scientists ever bring out such a breed).
Even the photographer who filmed a parade of the Iranian army in Tehran, was not completely sure until the end whether the Iranian army is in front of him. Agree, according to the Chinese Kalashnikov assault rifles and the green waste of garment production, it is very difficult to determine not only the rank, but also the type of troops. But camouflage in the form of turbulent vegetation is great to find an Iranian soldier in the desert.
The Vatican does not have its own army. Therefore, even such a shrine, as the Pope, guarding the hired corps of the Swiss Guard, founded already in the XVI century. Since the Catholic guards have no time to read fashionable army magazines, their form, developed by Michelangelo himself, has not changed for 400 years.
India and Pakistan
"Evening Dawn Ceremony" is a complex, highly artistic ritual, to the delight of tourists performed by Pakistani and Indian border guards at the checkpoint in the city of Amritsar. It passes every day before sunset. Something like our changing of the guard at the mausoleum, only more ridiculous.