Tewfiq Baali led with caution the Drize 7. His first evolution by jeep around the circuit was done smoothly . It now passes the test truck . He is careful not to speed. How could he , in fact, with the behemoth in his hands , and without a monitor to guide ?
Sometimes the back of a giant donkey. Critical phase of the course. The nose of the truck is lifted like a plane taking off . He disengaged , press the foot brake before the peak and locks the drums with the hand lever . The truck stops.
Now delicate phase of the operation, it is the clutch, engage first , pack with strong mechanical throttle . Then quickly unlock the jaws and crush thoroughly fungus simultaneously . The action must be done in a fraction of a second. The pace of the engine drops to almost die. The truck shakes without advancing first, but still leaps forward , giving the impression the driver to pull of gravity. His nose transplanted immediately below, with the effect of a rollercoaster . Tewfiq Baali just time to stop before the line that demarcates the area of circulation. It only remains for him to engage reverse to park . He managed the niche with the help right mirror, judgmental ! The monitor does not give him time to make the slot in the front. It blocks his stopwatch and calls another candidate. Time is the rush!
In this final day of end of course , rumors are rife , as always. The barracks is shared between two opposing views . Half of the students think is dying exam is useless because the assignments come from Mezghena , without distinguishing between Zid and Bouzid. The other half believes firmly that reservists would go populate the first lines would be those that have the lowest scores . Although the overwhelming majority agree that the peaceful days are over. More blank cartridges . More NCOs actors. More barracks resort . Hibernation is ter mi .. born .. !
The small section of Train has only a few hours to live. Sections of other weapons are also in the eye of the hurricane. A race against the clock also decided for them …
Land transport require a strong sense of organization, but also a gift for the opportunity . How to respond to the request as many shoestring ? Tewfiq Baali had not lied to the jury. This is not only with perseverance to revise its courses , but with passion. The lights stay on all night block.
« What are you doing , ‘said Sergeant Week ? You want to repeat the instruction ? It is useless , your stuff to write about the con school notebooks . «
It is 5:00 in the morning. Their night watchman came to find his clothes , backed his pillow , his head drooping , dangling lips, knees open book , reading arrested in his head to a formula maneuver forces :
Fj = 200 wb – P x Fd
And the round of exams again , from room to room . Awakening the senses from permanent twenty-four hours installs a strange dimension around men . Tewfiq Baali printing an extra day is added to his captivity. Neither the synopsis of his answers , or freeze his feet equals his haste to finish . Another night or two at the block and his name is linked to a locality and a symbol of the regiment.
S / Lt Tama questioned long. The silence of the student throughout the duration of the program had intrigued the instructor. Although written questions developed by students were intelligent and rational . Her writing developed. It has not failed to demonstrate a spirit of initiative in situations blocked . Tewfiq Baali does not confirm well orally , closing undoubtedly a fantastic knowledge on land transport officer believes that understanding .
He answers each question in one sentence , concise and precise , as the cardinal principle of military education: to the point , no frills. After a moment , the teacher no longer listen to the answers . He spies gestures, hesitations , intonation of voice, the look of the candidate. The note is already registered : 15/20. Tewfiq Baali is sure to have seen next to his name, before completing its development .
True to his eccentric behavior , Lt Mahfoud does not consider it necessary to organize the review of traffic , but told the students that the lower note 10 to the oral test maneuvers forces stands resets the course of Train. Result that would send its author join the NCO corps . The warning is serious, but the measure did not move for both men . Now they have been devalued, insulted, scolded , they were damn fuck become an officer or lame duck …
Tewfiq Baali strongly interested in this course because it reminds him of physics experiments conducted in the laboratory in high school. With Mahfoud , do not philosophize . Align all formulas hauling one below the other provides average. Tewfiq Baali get well contented .
Sergeant Lakhal fun to simulate faults on the vehicle and leaves a group of ten trainees try to troubleshoot based on a specific clock. Tewfiq Baali saves his group because he learned the mechanical and electrical car in the workshop of his father. The rating is common to all . Zero or 20/20.
The mechanical examination is a formality . Just call to his memory, the army tried to amnésier far. The instructor may deduct half a point for a comma is missing !
S / Lt Djertli is the last of examiners. For impatient Tewfiq Baali , he takes pleasure in calling his name last. L’Ecole du Train is a desert when the last candidate enters the room. The instructor did not question , formulating the only question to all students: » Contribution of the rail in the coordination of military transport. «
Instead, the officer discusses with him about own reservists whose pathetic outbursts are surprising conversation.
« You know, you Tewfiq , you are the perfect stranger an impossible equation , he said in introduction. I was constantly afraid for you these past three months.
– Why ? I tried to be a way called. I would say common .
– It is not easy to go unnoticed when you are a leader .
– I believe that the original human being was conditioned to become accustomed to the worst situations.
– There was your illness , death in your family. Thou didst two extreme attitudes rarely easy to meet in the barracks.
– Explain , I’m interested.
– The seriousness, discipline , constancy in work against the refusal of the free domination.
– It’s true . Because I consider military service as a duty rather than slavery, or blind obedience to any system of values. Think a little … The persistence of all the burnt offerings of mankind has been made possible because men felt obliged to obey without question .
– You’ll be surprised though when you put on your shoulder for the first time .
– Why ? They do not weigh much . It is only the silver or gold plated brass . They give an illusion, a parody to simply stupid .
– You’ll see . After too many rebuffs, m .. socket , reports equivocal of gangland premeditated suddenly … A magical change. As one who goes from one extreme to an incredible luxury poverty. So you begin to gradually take the worst dégueulasseries army against the troops on the right side . And you say that this is a sacred opportunity for you to be an officer . Especially these days .
– The army will never trust an officer who has not first been enlisted man , is not it ?
– That yes . Must accept to be crushed to be ready to crush others. Fortunately we learn the ABC of art in stride.
– The soldier , a profession ? It’s not romantic.
– In war , it is useless to be.
– . Make your long and energetically difficult task ,
In the way in which the fate wanted to call you,
And then after , like me, suffer and die in silence.
– You’re Vigny reincarnated ! But I think it’s the least romantic verse of all his poetry .
– Fate for great romantics , is the normal course of things. In this, they join realistic .
– The world is badly made , live it , you know.
– Absolutely . But I do not belong in this category . The world is done wrong, change it , I say !
– The future does not concern you?
– The bottom line is it is not monotonous. Psychics are unhappy guys. If I am destined to join the camp of bloodthirsty murderers , then pronounced as myself, now my death sentence.
– Fiiiuuu ! It leads us very far it all. You were off topic and the jury is waiting my notes.
– I apologize . I had the unfortunate idea to come to the barracks without the mat to wait and see what happens. This necessarily leads to surprises.
– Come, come . How you deserve ?
– 20/20 , by Jove .
– Go Back ! And good luck if you do not see !
– Why do not we would see ?
– Because tomorrow , soon closed the ceremony grades , you start off in all directions.
– Assignments are established ?
– The Academy received your roadmaps of Mezghena . This is at least the information that the administration circulated to avoid claims .
– Can you tell us where we screwed ?
– Nobody can know for now . They say it is a ultraconfidentiel sealed envelope , which is in Zemlet . The roadmaps will be distributed along with the grades. «
For the first time and probably the last , this is one that leaves the friendly Tewfiq Baali School Train, and he slowly returns to his neighborhood. In the rooms , you start to pack on the instructions of a sad and absent Kharoubi . Blankets and sheets are reinstated in exchange mats early , despite the intense cold that continues to prevail . Men must spend the night dressed in their bunk lattice. The excitement is so great that at the beginning . Students exchange their addresses and make a mixed record of their stay Taxrit . They were insulted , humiliated, devalued, but they are out somewhere , grow , if not victorious , because holding a military that they do not necessarily use the wrong way , or at least not in the meaning intended by the holders of power …
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