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"When the French soldiers saw with whom they were to fight, they were taken aback ..."

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The Dahomey Amazons proved by their example that women are warriors - this is not a myth at all. In the nineteenth century, they were a formidable force capable of successfully resisting the army of European colonialists. The French, who suffered badly in that war, called them "black Amazons." Women themselves used the word “Mino” (according to another version - N'Nonmiton), which means “our mothers”.




Slave Country

There is no trace of modern geographic maps of the Dahomean kingdom. Now in place of the once strong state is the Republic of Benin. And began история states in the sixteenth century. The founder of Dahomey is considered to be King Houegbaj, ruling from 1645 to 1685. The capital he made the city of Abomey. The sacred cult of the king is the foundation on which Houegbadj began to build his state. So that none of the subjects had any doubts about the divine origin of their ruler, sacrifices were offered to his unearthly ancestors. Moreover, the livestock or fruit business was not limited. The ancestors of the king demanded human blood and flesh. And the ruler himself was the master of everything and everything in his state. Therefore, he did not levy a tax on the peasants, but simply slaughtered the share belonging to him. From the moment of its formation, Dahomey embarked on the militaristic rails. And in order for the state train to move without stopping, a lot of money was needed. One of the funds received from agriculture was clearly not enough. Therefore Houegbadzha quickly mastered the profitable trade - the slave trade. Given the warlike nature of the Dahomeans and their constant wars with their neighbors, there was no shortage of goods. Prisoners were sold on the coast of the Gulf of Guinea to Europeans who sent black slaves to America. And the money Houegbadzha and his subsequent receivers spent on the purchase of firearms and cold weapons. First-class weapons at that time allowed the kingdom to take over new and new territories. For example, the troops of King Agaji in the eighteenth century were able to capture the coastal state of Allada, where the roots of the royal family of Dahomey go. But this victory pushed Agadji with a strong adversary - the city-state of Oyo, who was Dahomey's main competitor in the slave trade.
"When the French soldiers saw with whom they were to fight, they were taken aback ..."

That standoff ended in victory for Oyo. Dahomey, though retained independence, but paid tribute. But this had no effect on the policy of the Dahomean kings. They continued to seize new lands, actively traded slaves and palm oil.

Unique army

It is unknown when the Dahomey army began to call for women. There is a version that, due to numerous wars, there was a constant shortage of male soldiers. And then one of the kings decided to train the military craft of women, creating a detachment for personal safety. According to another version, originally women were used as hunters for elephants. And once one of the rulers of the kingdom saw how cleverly they coped with large and strong animals. The skills of the Amazons impressed the monarch so much that he made them his bodyguards. There is a third version, why in the personal protection of the king recruited only women. According to Dahomei beliefs, with the arrival of night, not a single man should remain in the palace of the ruler. And this rule applied to everyone, even to bodyguards. But the ban did not concern women. Therefore, in order not to become a victim of an enemy scout, or simply not to be bored in a huge empty palace, some ruler decided to combine business with pleasure. Next to him were always women and not ordinary concubines, but professional warriors.

Becoming “Mino” was not easy. In the ranks of warriors selected girls on certain criteria. And, besides strength, endurance and health, they also paid attention to looks. After the "casting" began a long and exhausting process of preparation. Experienced mentors (by the way, they were veteran warriors, men were not allowed) taught the girls to endure pain, to own various weapons (both cold and firearms) and to kill in cold blood (their particular “handwriting” was decapitation of the defeated enemy), not allowing feelings to prevail over duty to the king. In addition, there was a whole range of special exercises with a gymnastic bias. For example, the girls learned to climb the walls covered with thorny acacia branches. Women were also sent to multi-day jungle marches, where their only assistant and protector was a machete.

Curiously: the age limit as such did not exist. An eight-year-old girl and an adult woman could have become Mino. Some became volunteers voluntarily, and some were taken away by force. For example, a husband or father could complain to the king about his wife or daughter because of their difficult, unruly nature. And the ruler just such women were needed.

And although the training was held by far not all candidates, there were plenty of people willing to become “minos”. The fact is that for Dagomean women, this was an excellent opportunity to escape an even more difficult and harsh life that was meant for the common man in that state. And in the service, if you managed to prove yourself, the Amazons waited for financial security, senior positions and influence.

Since Mino had a half-sacred status, they were forbidden to marry and have children. It was believed that during military service they were the wives of the king. And if any man specifically or accidentally touched the warrior, inevitable death awaited him.

King Gezo, ruling from 1818 to 1858 year, increased spending on the army even more. Moreover, the monarch focused directly on his Amazons. Under him, the number of female warriors reached about six thousand - about a third of the whole army of the kingdom.

The mino training has undergone major changes. Now they were training as European soldiers, they were given a military uniform and Dutch firearms. At the same time, what is interesting, the machetes remained, since it was most convenient for them to chop off the enemies of the head.

In 1861, the Spanish missionary Francesco Borghero was honored - the King of Dahomey Glélé invited him to attend a military parade. Of course, the priest was most impressed by a detachment of armed women marching past him. Prior to that, he did not suspect that the representatives of the weaker sex may be professional soldiers.

So a French officer, Jean Byail, described the Amazons that he met in 1889: “I saw teenage girl Naniska perform her first test — murder. She crept to the bound prisoner from behind, flapped a large knife, and his head rolled to her legs. Under the roar of the crowd, she raised her terrible trophy and licked the blood of the victim from the weapon. ”

The Europeans who visited Dahomey were surprised at the warriors if not all, then much: their privileged status, the right to sacrifice (including human), used in the voodoo cult, necklace amulets (from evil spirits), terrifying horned helmets, modern weapons . By the way, at the end of the nineteenth century, guns appeared in the Amazons in the arsenal. They were bought in Germany by King Benhanzin. With the advent of new weapons, a new detachment of female warriors appeared - artillery.

Around the same time, the king began to use "mino" not only as ordinary warriors, benefiting on the battlefield or executioners. They began to attach to the craft of espionage. And here the women did not lose face. Under the guise of prostitutes, beggar women, or merchants, they made their way into the camp of the enemy and obtained valuable information.

In 1863, English explorer Richard Burton arrived in Dahomey. He intended to establish a British mission here (he liked the good geographical location of the state) and conclude a peace treaty favorable to the empire with the Dagomeans. But having become acquainted with the African kingdom, Barton was unpleasantly surprised by their belligerence and aggression (especially the Englishman was stunned by the tradition of beheading enemies). And, of course, he could not help noting the black Amazons: "These women had so well developed skeleton and muscles that it was only possible to determine the sex by the presence of the breast." By the way, if before the recruiters paid attention to the appearance (this was said earlier), over time this criterion disappeared. The main were physical strength and endurance. It is easy to explain: the Dagomean kings understood perfectly well that it was one thing to fight with neighboring countries, and quite another with the colonial forces of the European powers.

Another Briton, Stanley Alpern, wrote a single treatise in English, devoting it entirely to female warriors. Here is what he wrote: “When the Amazons were leaving the palace, a slave with a bell always walked in front of them. The ringing of the bell told every man that he needed to turn away from his path, go some distance and look the other way.

Sunset Dahomey

In the second half of the nineteenth century, Europeans seriously undertook the colonization of West Africa. A special agility in this case showed the French. In 1890, the First Franco-Dahomean War began. Moreover, its course, as well as the final result, turned out to be unexpected for the French. They suffered several notable defeats before they were able to shoot and stab the Amazons with bayonets. Of course, the “mino” training also played its role, because women were “equal to any modern man-soldier from the elite of the armies of the colonial powers”.

Divisional General Alfred Amed Dodds wrote in his memoirs: “When the French soldiers saw who they were to fight with, they were taken aback. They did not understand how to fight the ladies. ” And although the victory in the first war formally went to the Europeans, there could be no question of conquering Dahomey. King Behanzin, who learned a lesson from the confrontation, successfully ordered a lull. He bought several thousand Mannicher and Winchester carbines from the Germans, giving the new weapons to the Amazons. The French, seeing that the enemy was not going to surrender, decided not to wait for the complete rearmament of the black soldiers.

Following the first, the Second Franco-Dahomean War began, continuing from 1892 to 1894. And at first military success was again on the side of the black monarch and his Amazons. Only when the Foreign Legion got involved in the hostilities did the French begin to win. More than two dozen bloody battles took place between Europeans and Africans during this time. Almost all the “minos” came down to them, and the French later recalled with horror the “incredible courage and audacity” of female warriors. And they called them the most terrible women on Earth.

By the way, while the war was going on, French journalists from the skin climbed in order to secure the image of merciless and bloodthirsty murderers behind the Amazons. This was done to justify the conquest of "wild" Dahomey. In one of the newspapers there was even a print of an Amazon depicting a bit of a French officer.

But even after the official victory, the French continued to suffer losses. If the soldiers wanted to spend the night with the Dagomean women, in the morning they were most often found with a throat cut.

***
In 1904, the state officially ceased to exist. In its place, a colony of French Dahomey appeared, entering into French West Africa. Independence of the state gained in 1960 year. It is curious that at first it was called the Republic of Dahomey. And only fifteen years later, the modern name appeared - Benin.

Nowadays, there are no Amazons in Benin. They are remembered except on holidays. These days, women dress up in costumes and perform a ritual dance telling about the heroic past of Dahomey. The last "mino" named Navi died in the 1979 year. At the time of death, the Amazon was over a hundred years old. Her memories are painstakingly recorded by ethnographers. Navi told them about the military life, confrontation with the French, colonial time and, of course, about the long-awaited freedom

The memory of the brave female warriors is stored not only in Benin. For example, director Werner Herzog immortalized them in his film 1987's Green Cobra of the Year. The main role in the film played by Klaus Kinski.
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  1. parusnik
    parusnik 18 December 2017 07: 26
    +1
    The film, "Green Cobra", somehow not very ....
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 18 December 2017 10: 57
      +4
      Yes, the film is somehow unclear why it is mentioned. After all, there is about Brazil .... Although, after all, slaves from Africa were brought there. Negroes in Brazil, on the islands of the Caribbean, in different countries of Latin America, the voodoo cult takes place as if it were preserved by brought African slaves. They still hold holidays and voodoo rituals, though different names in different countries.
      In modern Africa, including Benin, as well as in Latin America, they profess the Catholic faith during the day, listen to sermons in the cathedral, and pray at night to their ancient deities. They also perform voodoo rituals. Beniict XVI, responded to voodoo very correctly in 2011.
      I liked the article. An interesting topic that I had not thought about before. Thanks to the author.
      1. Monarchist
        Monarchist 18 December 2017 14: 54
        +6
        Dima, you're right: the article is interesting. It combines: history and ethnography. Such materials are interesting and informative. Unfortunately, they are few
  2. Rotmistr
    Rotmistr 18 December 2017 07: 46
    15
    On the one hand, the French soldiers were lucky
    And on the other ...)
  3. Olgovich
    Olgovich 18 December 2017 08: 59
    +3
    Women, after all, are not for IT ....
    1. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 18 December 2017 09: 09
      +5
      Yes, they are all terrible there, like the seven sins of the Chinese.
      1. Dym71
        Dym71 18 December 2017 10: 38
        +7
        Quote: Mordvin 3
        Yes, they are all terrible there, like the seven sins of the Chinese.

        Is that all? laughing
        1. Mordvin 3
          Mordvin 3 18 December 2017 10: 50
          +5
          This is your photo of the wrong tribe. wink In general, Photoshop is.
          1. Dym71
            Dym71 18 December 2017 10: 55
            +5
            Quote: mordvin xnumx
            This is your photo of the wrong tribe. wink In general, Photoshop is.

            Yeah, you can't be fooled! recourse
            1. Mordvin 3
              Mordvin 3 18 December 2017 11: 02
              +4
              Well, as they say, to taste and color ... There are women in Burma - giraffes. Since childhood, hoops around the neck have been riveted to them. Here's what to call them?
              1. region58
                region58 18 December 2017 20: 40
                +2
                Quote: Mordvin 3
                Well, as they say, to taste and color ...

                This is yes ...

                And the article is interesting.
            2. Reptiloid
              Reptiloid 18 December 2017 11: 05
              +2
              Yeah they have their own ideals of beauty. And you can lengthen the neck and elevate by means of gradually dressed rings. In case of anger, the husband can remove all the rings and then an instant and excruciating death comes to the woman. And it’s also beautiful for them to insert into the nose the bone of the enemy killed and eaten by it! Husbands like it! And file teeth, like a crocodile!
              1. Dym71
                Dym71 18 December 2017 11: 13
                +1
                Quote: Mordvin 3
                There are women in Burma - giraffes. Since childhood, hoops around the neck have been riveted to them.

                Quote: Reptiloid
                In case of anger, the husband can remove all the rings and then an instant and excruciating death comes to the woman.

                Quote: Mordvin 3
                Here's what to call them?

                Bastards, how else, scoff at the ladies, understand ... crying
              2. Mordvin 3
                Mordvin 3 18 December 2017 11: 17
                +4
                And by the way, if the husband dies in Burma, the wife goes to his brother. And hell will refuse such a gift. No.
                1. Anyone
                  Anyone 18 December 2017 14: 30
                  0
                  It's been a long time since.
      2. Olgovich
        Olgovich 18 December 2017 11: 34
        +2
        Quote: mordvin xnumx
        Yes, they are all terrible there, like the seven sins of the Chinese.

        Your untruth:
        1. Mordvin 3
          Mordvin 3 18 December 2017 11: 40
          +4
          Well, this is definitely not from Dahomey. And the metiska seems to be.
          1. Dym71
            Dym71 18 December 2017 11: 53
            +2
            Quote: Mordvin 3
            Well, this is definitely not from Dahomey.

            Tahunia Rubel Ethiopian Jewess. Height - 175 cm, chest - 83 cm, waist - 58 cm, hips - 91 cm

            Quote: Mordvin 3
            And, a metiska, it seems.

            Mulatto yes
            1. Mordvin 3
              Mordvin 3 18 December 2017 11: 58
              +5
              You are ... Do not bring to sin, in short. laughing And then I have a number, right now I’ll call, and I’ll invite a student. laughing
              1. Dym71
                Dym71 18 December 2017 12: 01
                +2
                Quote: Mordvin 3
                You are ... Do not bring to sin, in short.


                wassat
                1. Mordvin 3
                  Mordvin 3 18 December 2017 12: 07
                  +6
                  Harosh neigh, Andryukha. I’m already sick, and here you are with your jokes. laughing
                  1. Dym71
                    Dym71 18 December 2017 12: 11
                    +2
                    Scientists have proven that the fact that laughter prolongs a person’s life is true. In humans, the flow of blood increases during fun, and brain cells receive a greater amount of oxygen. Due to this, a process occurs that improves blood circulation, eliminates fatigue and produces endorphin - the hormone of joy and happiness.

                    soldier
                    1. Mordvin 3
                      Mordvin 3 18 December 2017 12: 15
                      +4
                      Is it British scientists or what? I do not believe them. They are all parasites. crying
                      1. Dym71
                        Dym71 18 December 2017 12: 19
                        +1
                        In any case - a speedy recovery! drinks
                    2. Baloo
                      Baloo 7 January 2018 18: 31
                      +1
                      Quote: Dym71
                      Due to this, a process occurs that improves blood circulation, eliminates fatigue and produces endorphin - the hormone of joy and happiness.

                      I confirm. I know for sure that one minute of laughter prolongs life by 1 hour, 1 cigarette shortens life by 1 hour, and a working day shortens life by 8 hours. lol
                2. RUSS
                  RUSS 19 December 2017 09: 11
                  0
                  Quote: Curious
                  Well, Wikipedia is, of course, authority in anthropology. And in what dispute - have you read? Looks like no. But in vain.
                  The fact that the transitional race between Negroids and Caucasians just do not argue. This is a common fact.
                  They argue about the mestizo origin of the race or autochthonous. According to the latter, Ethiopians may be the ancestors of both Negroids and Caucasians.
                  But recently, anthropologists are inclined to believe that both mechanisms worked.

                  Wikipedia is more than a worthy source, but about how you said “mestizo origin” is your invention, do you know the meaning of the word mestizo? A half-breed is a descendant in which one of the parents is Europoid, and the other is a Mongoloid! You probably wanted to write "mulatto origin"? Or are you sure that there are Mongoloids in Africa? laughing
                  1. RUSS
                    RUSS 19 December 2017 09: 13
                    +1
                    Ligbez:
                    The mulatto is a stream of white and black.
                    Métis is a stream of white and mongoloid.
                    Sambo is a descendant of the Negro and the Mongoloid.
                    hi
                    1. Town Hall
                      Town Hall 19 December 2017 09: 23
                      +1
                      Quote: RUSS
                      Ligbez:
                      The mulatto is a stream of white and black.
                      Métis is a stream of white and mongoloid.
                      Sambo is a descendant of the Negro and the Mongoloid.
                      hi



                      Educational program


                      Métis (fr. Métis, from late Lat. Misticius - mixed, from Latin misceo - I mix) - descendants of interracial marriages. In anthropological terms, mestizos usually occupy an intermediate position between mating races. In America, mestizos are called descendants from marriages of Caucasians and Indians. In Central Asia, Mongoloids and Caucasians. Brazilian Métis - From Portuguese Marriages to Tupi Indians
                      1. RUSS
                        RUSS 19 December 2017 09: 56
                        0
                        Quote: Town Hall
                        In America, mestizos are called descendants from marriages of Caucasians and Indians. In Central Asia, Mongoloids and Caucasians. Brazilian Métis - From Portuguese Marriages to Tupi Indians

                        The Indians belong to the Mongoloid race, more precisely to its subspecies, the American race, so the mixture of white and Indian is a mestizo, just like a mixture of Chinese and European.
              2. Captain Nemo
                Captain Nemo 18 December 2017 20: 08
                0
                Pedophile, Mlyn wassat
          2. Curious
            Curious 18 December 2017 13: 13
            +4
            This is an Ethiopian Jewess, Tahunia Rubel. That is, the person who posted this photo is completely not guided by the difference between Ethiopians and Negroids. He is all black - blacks. Elementary ignorance.
            1. RUSS
              RUSS 18 December 2017 18: 39
              +3
              Quote: Curious
              This photo is completely not guided by the difference between Ethiopians and Negroids.

              And in your opinion, the Ethiopians belong to what race?
              1. Curious
                Curious 18 December 2017 19: 53
                +1
                To Ethiopian or East African.
                1. RUSS
                  RUSS 18 December 2017 20: 28
                  +1
                  Quote: Curious
                  To Ethiopian or East African.

                  These are varieties of the Negroid race, as well as for example in the Caucasian race there are subspecies - for example, the Mediterranean type, Dinaric, etc.
                  1. Curious
                    Curious 18 December 2017 22: 08
                    +2
                    You are sorry to question your competence, but you are still not an anthropologist, so making such categorical statements is not worth it. With regard to anthropology, according to this respected science, the small Ethiopian race refers to the transition between Caucasians and Negroids, but not to the Negroid species.
                    1. RUSS
                      RUSS 18 December 2017 23: 11
                      0
                      Quote: Curious
                      then, according to this respected science, the small Ethiopian race refers to the transition between Caucasians and Negroids, but not to the Negroid species.

                      Ethiopian small race (Ethiopian anthropological group, East African race) - a race with transitional features, having signs of a black race and Caucasoid features. The origin of the race is currently controversial.
                      There is no consensus on the origin of the Ethiopian race. According to one version, it is the result of a mixture of Caucasoid and Negroid races, according to others it is the ancestor of both the Negroid and Caucasoid races, or a form of the Negroid race that developed a convergent similarity with the Caucasoid. Paleoanthropological studies indicate that the Ethiopian race formed in the early Neolithic in East Africa. Most likely, the anthropological features of the Negroid types of East Africa were formed under the influence of the original forms of the Ethiopian race.
                      So that there is no unambiguous assessment ....
                      1. Curious
                        Curious 18 December 2017 23: 22
                        +1
                        Well, Wikipedia is, of course, authority in anthropology. And in what dispute - have you read? Looks like no. But in vain.
                        The fact that the transitional race between Negroids and Caucasians just do not argue. This is a common fact.
                        They argue about the mestizo origin of the race or autochthonous. According to the latter, Ethiopians may be the ancestors of both Negroids and Caucasians.
                        But recently, anthropologists are inclined to believe that both mechanisms worked.
            2. RUSS
              RUSS 18 December 2017 22: 07
              0
              Quote: Curious
              This is an Ethiopian Jewess, Tahunia Rubel.

              Not a Jew, but a Jew. A Jew is a nation, a Jew practicing Judaism.
              1. Curious
                Curious 18 December 2017 22: 12
                +2
                Do you know her pedigree? Are you sure that among its ancestors there are no Semites?
        2. Dmitry Resetov
          Dmitry Resetov 18 December 2017 20: 18
          +3
          Make-up, with plucked eyebrows, with styling? Thin-nosed mulattos? It has to do with Africa the same as the spaniel to the wolf. Scary. Maleish women. All. Monkeys in one word. So he is still right. PS if you suddenly hurt your tolerance -
          me on x..r.
          1. RUSS
            RUSS 18 December 2017 20: 32
            +1
            Quote: Dmitry Resetov
            Make-up, with plucked eyebrows, with styling? Thin-nosed mulattos? It has to do with Africa like a spaniel to a wolf

            To get started, surf the Internet about the African population and their affiliation with a particular type of black race, and you will be surprised at how different the African population is.
            Quote: Dmitry Resetov
            So he is still right. PS if you suddenly hurt your tolerance -
            me on x..r.

            I am sure that many are mutually.
      3. Maki Avellevich
        Maki Avellevich 19 December 2017 13: 53
        +1
        Quote: Mordvin 3
        Yes, they are all terrible there, like the seven sins of the Chinese.


        what happens in the savannah remains in the savannah
  4. Lexus
    Lexus 18 December 2017 10: 06
    +3
    Fighting with women, old people and children in the West has always been in the order of things.
  5. nivander
    nivander 18 December 2017 10: 53
    +6
    the French had a particularly difficult time in the early stages of the war when the les soldats march accompanied the tammam battle, a specific sign that les soldats were in constant danger. The foreign legion also did little to succeed. The Tabor-la-Askaris camps were won, recruited from hostile tribes, who understood tammam signals quickly moved and, if necessary, abruptly curled up in their squares with almost meter-long bayonets. By the way, the female companies of the Benin army quite recently proudly marched around Paris at the July 14 parade
    1. Dym71
      Dym71 18 December 2017 11: 06
      +3
      Quote: nivasander
      the female companies of the army of Benin recently proudly marched around Paris at the July 14 parade

      These beauties bully
      1. Rashid
        Rashid 18 December 2017 11: 22
        +1
        In Paris with Kalash, symbolically.
      2. Captain Nemo
        Captain Nemo 18 December 2017 20: 10
        +1
        And what kind of thighs ... Frogs ... wassat
        1. Baloo
          Baloo 7 January 2018 18: 33
          +1
          I liked the Chinese women in the parade more.
      3. Leff
        Leff April 5 2018 21: 20
        +1
        From these beauties it stinks slaughter-ride around London with them on the bus wassat . And in real life they look like monkeys, no matter how you dress up.
        1. Dym71
          Dym71 April 5 2018 21: 36
          0
          Quote: Leff
          From these beauties stinks deadly

          the main thing is not a Beginner Schaub repeat the rest is soft wink
          1. Leff
            Leff April 5 2018 21: 41
            0
            A novice still needs to earn a little sniff.
            1. Dym71
              Dym71 April 5 2018 21: 54
              0
              Quote: Leff
              A novice still needs to earn a little sniff.

              This is your opinion, as for me, it’s for nothing that people are poisoning you, for a momentary gesheft, in a word - the Anglo-Saxons!
              “Fear three things: the hooves of a horse, the horns of a bull and the smile of an Englishman” (c) Irish proverb hi
  6. Anyone
    Anyone 18 December 2017 14: 46
    +5
    It always surprised me how they even fought there. They are all half-dead as a result of debilitating, lasting years of malaria. We had a flight to Cotonou: Moscow - Malta - Cotonou - Accra - Malta - Moscow. Business trip - 15 days, since the relay race in Malta is a week. And another week in Cotonou (Benin). They lived in an Aeroflot villa (this is now the airline has sold all its property around the world and it is not clear where the sickly grandmothers from this stuffed). On the top floor lived one of the consular or our representative (I don’t remember exactly) with his family. A local pepper named Paul was cleaning the villa. Usually he simply slept in the hall, standing in an embrace with a mop. On the other, he simply did not have the strength. And the voice of the wife of the representative (consul) from above: "- Paul!". And Paul’s response: “Woo, Madame ...” At the same time, Paul did not move, and the lady, obviously, was too lazy to go down. Therefore, this “Paul-Wie, Madame” dialogue could go on all day. Like Paul’s dream in an embrace with a mop))
  7. Monarchist
    Monarchist 18 December 2017 15: 04
    +1
    Quote: Dym71
    Quote: mordvin xnumx
    This is your photo of the wrong tribe. wink In general, Photoshop is.

    Yeah, you can't be fooled! recourse

    Probably comrade Mordvin knows Africa well: "the photo has the wrong tribe." To be honest, I’m not a fan of Africans: and I can’t tell where the flame is.
    Although among the Africans there are very, very pretty
    1. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 18 December 2017 15: 15
      +3
      Quote: Monarchist
      Comrade Mordvin probably knows Africa well: "

      No, I don’t know. Well, the photo shows that completely different faces. request
  8. Monarchist
    Monarchist 18 December 2017 15: 08
    +2
    Quote: Reptiloid
    Yeah they have their own ideals of beauty. And you can lengthen the neck and elevate by means of gradually dressed rings. In case of anger, the husband can remove all the rings and then an instant and excruciating death comes to the woman. And it’s also beautiful for them to insert into the nose the bone of the enemy killed and eaten by it! Husbands like it! And file teeth, like a crocodile!

    Brrr, God forbid from such beauty
  9. Monarchist
    Monarchist 18 December 2017 15: 32
    +2
    In the late eighties, I heard on the radio about modern Amazons. It was said there that in Siam at the end of 19th century there was a female division in the kingdom and it was the king’s great elephant (?) Who commanded the king’s mother. During the assault on the capital, a female company led by the king’s mother fearlessly attacked the colonialists. That is all that I remember. After that program, I searched for a long time where to read about it, but could not find it.
    And about the African Amazons, allegedly it was in the pre-revolutionary issues "Around the World". I used to be in
    The library has always looked magazines: "Around the World", "Youth Technology", "Homeland", and now abandoned. There were a lot of interesting things on the site (periodically “diving” into previous materials
    1. RUSS
      RUSS 18 December 2017 18: 42
      0
      Quote: Monarchist
      During the assault on the capital, a female company led by the king’s mother fearlessly attacked the colonialists

      These Amazons from Southeast Asia were still described by Arab sailors in the Middle Ages.
  10. Barcid
    Barcid 18 December 2017 16: 21
    17
    Interesting article. I learned a lot. Thanks to the author.
  11. Blue cop
    Blue cop 18 December 2017 16: 21
    15
    Soldiers
    It’s also mining
    Oh how, not sickly laughing
  12. NF68
    NF68 18 December 2017 16: 26
    +3
    And yet it’s not a woman’s business to fight.
    1. moskowit
      moskowit 18 December 2017 17: 09
      +5
      Not female, not female ... But when the whole nation rises to war ...

      To the great surprise of the commanders of the Red Army, in the sniper service, women showed themselves no worse, or even better than men.
      “Psychophysiologically, women are much more adapted to work in extreme conditions than men,” writes the author of the modern textbook “The Art of a Sniper”, who has experience in combat in the North Caucasus. - The threshold of patience in women is higher than in men. The physiological endurance of the female body in effectiveness is not comparable with the male.
      Women have more acute perception systems, in particular, increased night vision, hearing and sense of smell. Their fighting intuition, originally laid down by nature, instantly triggers. Women are incredibly observant. A woman prepared in advance for warfare does not experience feelings of confusion on the battlefield. In fulfilling the assigned combat mission, women work (they work) assembled, purposeful and ruthless. Combat work is carried out by them clearly, efficiently and accurately. Female military personnel usually carry out service instructions accurately, without departing from them a single step. Women are treated very carefully and carefully in the shooting process, as well as in the execution of a standing instruction. Therefore, they are more trained in marksmanship than men. Women approach creatively, with great ingenuity to the disguise process, which is so important in sniper business, this process is organic for them. The effectiveness of a female sniper will always be higher than that of a male sniper. In combat practice, women are more careful, with injuries - more tenacious ... "
      Potapov A. "The Art of the Sniper"
  13. alatanas
    alatanas 18 December 2017 17: 50
    +4
    He bought from the Germans several thousand carbines "Manlicher" and "Winchester", giving new weapons to the Amazons

    Both weapons are not German.
    1. Curious
      Curious 19 December 2017 00: 33
      +2
      German were merchants who bought weapons.
  14. Dmitry Resetov
    Dmitry Resetov 19 December 2017 17: 59
    0
    Quote: RUSS
    Quote: Dmitry Resetov
    Make-up, with plucked eyebrows, with styling? Thin-nosed mulattos? It has to do with Africa like a spaniel to a wolf

    To get started, surf the Internet about the African population and their affiliation with a particular type of black race, and you will be surprised at how different the African population is.
    Quote: Dmitry Resetov
    So he is still right. PS if you suddenly hurt your tolerance -
    me on x..r.

    I am sure that many are mutually.

    In, poyuzay. Google. We are not talking about other races who live in Africa, and developed countries with a mixed population of white and black where such mulattos are not uncommon. Especially for people like you, an article with illustrations. I wish you such a wife, beauties of th ... laughing
    1. RUSS
      RUSS 19 December 2017 18: 18
      0
      Quote: Dmitry Resetov
      and developed countries with a mixed population of white and black where such mulattos here are not uncommon. Especially for people like you article

      Name at least one country in Africa where mulattos are not uncommon.
      Quote: Dmitry Resetov
      Especially for people like you, an article with illustrations. I wish you such a wife, beauties of th ...

      No thanks, you see, they are not indifferent to mulattos, so leave it to yourself, I like Russian beauties.
  15. Monarchist
    Monarchist 19 December 2017 18: 36
    +2
    Quote: RUSS
    Quote: Dmitry Resetov
    and developed countries with a mixed population of white and black where such mulattos here are not uncommon. Especially for people like you article

    Name at least one country in Africa where mulattos are not uncommon.
    Quote: Dmitry Resetov
    Especially for people like you, an article with illustrations. I wish you such a wife, beauties of th ...

    No thanks, you see, they are not indifferent to mulattos, so leave it to yourself, I like Russian beauties.

    I agree with you: this is an amateur mulatto, but I need it closer. Fig knows that the mulatto will come up with if he did not "satisfy"
    1. ydjin
      ydjin 15 January 2018 14: 54
      0
      "Africa curly bangs, Africa hot blood! Africa you are a wonderful girl! Africa come back to me again!" A. Glyzin. There are beautiful women in different nations, a question of understanding beauty.