Sunday, November 17, 2013

Cyrards

Cadets of the Ecole Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr, boulevard de la Madeleine, Paris

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“The École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr (ESM, literally the ‘Special Military School of Saint-Cyr’) is the foremost French military academy. It is often referred to as Saint-Cyr. Its motto is ‘Ils s'instruisent pour vaincre’: literally ‘They study to vanquish’ or ‘Training for victory’. French cadet officers are named ‘saint-cyriens’, or ‘cyrards’. The École spéciale militaire de Saint-Cyr is located in Coëtquidan in Guer, Morbihan department, Brittany, France.”

3 comments:

Andy said...

Their nifty uniforms are for show and not fighting.

Birdman said...

Love that sign over-looking the cadets. Saying something?

cieldequimper said...

I have a friend who trained at St Cyr...