Sunday, 24 June 2007

Australians prefer watching cricket to driving long-wheelbase vehicles without radios

L'armée australienne est la force terrestre militaire de l'Australie.

Parmi son équipement sont 5000 'Range Rovers (FFR) et 5000 Range Rovers (GS). C'est ; Adapté pour la radio - ou service général.
Ces véhicules sont une partie de la gamme des vehicules militaires, que Land Rover construit.
En cette photo, on voit le long empattement (110 Tdi) avec asseoir pour deux soldats dans l'avant et jusqu'à huit dans le dos.
Peut-être, ce jour, les conducteurs avaient leur jour de congés.
Peut-être ces véhicules n'ont eu aucune radio et par conséquent les conducteurs étaient AU cricket.
Nous devrions être inquiétés pour l'homme conduisant le camion, et espérons qu'il a eu une radio.

The Australian Army is Australia's military land force.

Among it's equipment are 5000 Land Rovers (FFR) and 5000 Land Rovers (GS). That is; Fitted For Radio - or General Service.
These are part of Land Rover's Defender Core Military Vehicle range.
In this photo, one sees the Long Wheelbase (110 Tdi) with seating for 2 soldiers up front and up to eight in the back.
Perhaps on this day the drivers were having their rostered day off. Perhaps these vehicles had no radios and consequently the drivers were AT the cricket. We should wonder about the chap driving the prime mover, and hope that he had a radio.


Bergson said...

Je préfère la Jaguar Mk IV,
je ne suis pas fanatique du véhicule militaire.

La voiture verte sur mon blog n'est pas une DE Dion Bouton le chevalier à l'avant n'est pas le signe de la marque.
Malheureusement je ne peux vous dire la marque de cette voiture

Abraham Lincoln said...

I wish I could understand Cricket. I have seen games on television but didn't know what was happening. I suppose it is like other games I don't understand.

Abraham Lincoln
Wishing you the best of both worlds

M.Benaut said...

Merci Bergson,

Everyone should look at Bergson's Blog, especially now that Summer is coming to France, He recently (in May) attended an old car rally and there were some marvellous old autos to be seen.

Monsieur le Président,
I should have said, "the ball game", Perhaps the Ohio Crushers v the Illinois Stranglers. As it happens, I sort-of agree with you about Cricket. Sometimes it's a bit like watching grass growing !!

c'est moi said...


To answer the questions you had for me on my blog, I am originally from near Niagara Falls, Canada. I speak English primarily. My wife's is bilingual, as is her family. Through them and work, I have become somewhat conversational in French. I can also read the French one would find in a newspaper or a magazine but nothing technical. I have a difficult time to write in French and spend so much time looking in a dictionary that I lose my train of though. I also picked up a fair number of phrases in Inuktitut. I can greet and take leave appropriately. I know how to ask for a persons name politely and give mine correctly. I can tell a person that another person is not present. I know the names of family members, and of many animals but I am not conversant in that language.

Kate Isis said...

The camoflague is working so well in a city street. I reckon you'd be hard pressed to wop work and go to the cricket driving one of these.

Nathalie said...

Sorry m.benaut, that's where I know I will never be an Aussie. Cricket leaves me as cold as a dead mullet.

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...


As BERGSON , I prefer the Jaguar Mk IV.
Thank you for your comment on our personnal blog, about the city of Colmar and it's Christmas market in winter. If you come in France in 2008 tell company is situated in Alsace, I often go there.

Ame said...

And WOW! Look at that little white truck in front pulling the whole shebang! LOL! ;) Great shot MB!

And we missed youuuuuuuuuuuuuu and Mme last nite!

Next time! Southern California! Be there or be in.....OZ!