The Foreign Legion: men without a past

We followed these elite soldiers who have come from all over the world to serve France. For Droit de Savoirโ€ he filmed these Foreign Legion new recruits during the different stages of training in Djibouti, in Guyana and also during the violent operations in the Ivory Coast. From a series of warning shots at a column of vehicles led by the Ivory Coast presidentโ€™s rebels in power to the training sessions in the Guianese equatorial forest or in the Djibouti desert, the most dangerous and hazardous missions are the ones given to these โ€œmen without pasts.โ€ Eighty percent of these trainees successfully complete the training compared to only 50 percent among soldiers of the regular army. Considered as one of the best professional troops of the French army, the Foreign Legion is conceived to deal with the high risk missions where the probability of losing soldiers is highest. This is also the only army unit where men have the right to a second chance no matter what their past. An exceptional document which testifies to the reality of ground combat, and where the adversity and danger lived through together create a durable cohesion.โ€ -

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Encounter a young wild white Arctic Fox in Greenland ๐ŸฆŠ๐ŸฆŠ๐ŸฆŠ

As a professional photographer and tourguide I'm traveling to Greenland frequently since 10 years. In this decade I've been hiking and kayaking hundreds of kilometers on the in search of the perfect photograph. I've seen thousands of icebergs and glaciers, whales and musk ox and of course wild polar fox, but never a white one. But in September 2018 after a sunrise shot at the disco bay I've seen something pure white standing on the top of a small mountain and looking at me. A few seconds later the white thing began to move and disappeared behind the small mountain. So I took my camera with me and began running towards the mountain. After about 20 minutes I reached the top and of course the pure white fox vanished. So I walked further to the shoreline of Disko Bay.ย 
Then while climbing down to a gap in the rocks I saw the fox looking down to me just 2 meters over me. During the next 20min we did make friends and the distance became smaller. Then the unthinkable happened. The fox bit into my lens hood and stayed with me.

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