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Tango0103 Apr 2013 12:09 p.m. PST

Finnish soldiers, Swedish, English, French and Bambara trying to talk.
A trully logistic problem.
The author said:

"So here they are in Koulikoro, the European managers of EUTM Mali and the Malian soldiers of the first battalion which will stay in the center of training before starting at the front. We read on the website of the European Commission's the account of they arrival.

Anticipated logistical problems were solved (almost all) except the different languages.
Shown in this photo is credited to the right a Finnish soldier (the soldier on the left has the same lattice), then a lieutenant in the center of Mali and a blue polo translator. Imagine the dialogue … Instructions in Finnish, translated into English, French and retranslated to explained in Bambara."

But, not mostly of the officer speak english?

Also the article point that:

"The gunners of the 11th and 68th RAMa RAA fired nearly 800 rounds of 120 mm and 155 mm since they went into action in Mali. They have four Caesar and five 120mm mortars…"


So, the combat WAS heavy.


Ten weeks of training, it will be a bit tight.

Chuckaroobob03 Apr 2013 12:15 p.m. PST

Things are getting hotter!

Legion 404 Apr 2013 6:53 a.m. PST

A lot of pointing, sign language and confused looks ! huh?

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