Military and funny. The fadiest form of armies in the world
It is not customary to laugh at the military (it is customary to mock and scabble at them). But we will try to break this tradition and give you a reason to laugh at these amazing creatures.
Going to any army in the world, a person agrees in advance to obey someone else's will. And at the same time the will of designers who came up with such an odd shape for this army.
This is strange, but often the soldiers of honor guard, who guard quite serious and even holy places, dress up in the most ridiculous form. This is how the Greek Evzons marching at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Athens. 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 clownish robes. Their movements are also very conducive.
And so look the valiant dog handlers from the K7 division with their four-legged subordinates. Trained Lebanese dogs will tear anyone who gets in their way. And if no one gets up, they will tear their own masters out of sadness and lack of demand. Therefore, even at the military parade in Beirut, all the instructors are dressed in special anti-dog suits. Funny, but safe.
And this is the Indian border guards prancing on their smart 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 boldly go to violate the border. This is where they get caught. Hurrah!
The parade uniform of the French army did not differ in particularly ridiculous details, so the designers urgently had to supplement it with such berets. Now you don’t understand who’s going - a marine or a cook. Especially if the cook puts on military awards, takes his cookware and goes to the parade in honor of the Bastille Day.
You will not believe it, but these barefoot half-warriors-half-women in tattered skirts are also the most honorable of the guards. Moreover, they keep a watch at the tomb of former Fiji President Ratu Kamisese Kapaivai Tuimakilai Mara. But even such a sad occasion did not force them to 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. Haitians will always find a reason for armed conflict, so their military uniforms are usually dirty, camouflaged and bloody. But if it comes to the parade, the Haitians do not deny themselves jewelry. No wonder the officer looks like a Christmas tree.
Each day of the week in Thailand has its own planet, its own deity, animal deity and, most importantly, its color. And of course, every resident of Thailand knows the color corresponding to his birthday. And of course, he knows that there are seven days in a week. You probably know too. Therefore, do not be surprised that the photograph contains nine colorful military men. Two extra.
The wardrobe of the Royal Guard of South Korea is just like a military uniform, like a squirrel costume in the metropolitan’s cassock. Nevertheless, these courageous and severe warriors belong to elite units and are capable of solving complex military missions. They just do not want to flaunt it, so they traditionally dress in funny yellow robes, white pants and high hats.
You’ve already appreciated the berets, and now take a look at the aprons of sappers of the French Foreign Legion. At the parade, they do not carry any load, but in the field they can accommodate ammunition and tools. There are other options for combat aprons that compete in consumer qualities with unloading vests. In addition to the French, they are used by British paratroopers, the Royal Marines, the army of South Africa, as well as mountain rifle units of several countries.
The name of the capital of Côte d'Ivoire - Abidjan - in the language of ebri means "cut leaves." And they, in turn, symbolize the end of civil strife. Nevertheless, the country still has an army, and it is it that is marching in 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 get such a breed).
Even the photographer who shot the parade of the Iranian army in Tehran was not completely sure if the Iranian army was in front of him. Agree, it is very difficult to determine not only the rank, but also the type of troops from the Chinese Kalashnikov assault rifles and the green waste of sewing production. But camouflage in the form of wild vegetation helps a lot to find an Iranian soldier in the desert.
The Vatican does not have its own army. Therefore, even such a shrine as the pope is guarded by the hired corps of the Swiss Guard, founded already in the 16th century. Since Catholic guardsmen had no time to read fashionable army magazines, their form, developed by Michelangelo himself, has not changed for 400 years.
India and Pakistan
The "Evening Dawn Ceremony" is a complex, highly artistic ritual, to the delight of tourists, performed by Pakistani and Indian border guards at a checkpoint in Amritsar. Passes daily before sunset. Something like our changing of the guard at the mausoleum, only funnier.
So that you do not think that her army is sad people in yellow coats, we decided to show you combat swimmers. In honor of the parade, they do not hide their faces under a mask and even took out a pipe from their mouth. The most difficult thing is not to step on each other's flippers.