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Dentists, bakers and trained killers: Meet the French navy’s elite crew (POLITICO)


By Laura Kayali · Oct 23, 2023 ABOARD THE FRENCH HELICOPTER CARRIER TONNERRE — John Denver’s “Country Roads,” a folk song from 1971, resounds through the Tonnerre. It’s 7:30 a.m., and some of the crew aboard the Mistral-class amphibious helicopter carrier are already eating breakfast — loading up on calories ahead of a planned exercise […]

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