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Re: Forthcoming Book: Soldats ou Matelots?

Hello Kevin

Marins... matelots...

The difference is not really big.

In french : a "matelot" is always "un marin"

But "Un marin" can be something else than "un matelot", because he can also be an officer.

"Matelot" is, in the French Navy, the first rang of a "marin". :b

We don't make the difference that seems to appears in english, where, I thing, a "sailor" is somebody employed on a ship (civil or military), when "seamen" applies to those who are on Navy ships only (but it may be the contrary ! :O )

Best Regards

Robert

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