DGM

English translation: Dragoons, scouts and gunners

15:49 Nov 5, 2019
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
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French term or phrase: DGM
Dragons, Guides et Mitrailleurs

I came aross this term in an English book, don't know what it means.
Bin Tiede
Germany
Local time: 08:07
English translation:Dragoons, scouts and gunners
Explanation:
Those are three types of soldiers. Gunners and mitrailleurs are actually slightly different, the former using canoon, the later automatic riffles. Depending on the context it might work though. But we need more of said context.
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Nicolas Gambardella
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:07
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Dragoons, scouts and gunners


Explanation:
Those are three types of soldiers. Gunners and mitrailleurs are actually slightly different, the former using canoon, the later automatic riffles. Depending on the context it might work though. But we need more of said context.

Nicolas Gambardella
United Kingdom
Local time: 07:07
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Stephanie Benoist: This would explain the mysterious song title "les dragons de nouailles" (always pictured a dragon stepping through heaps of butter noodles, but never remembered to look this up...)
54 mins
  -> Ha ha. What an image!

neutral  B D Finch: Would agree except that "mitrailleurs" are machine gunners. A machine gun is considerably heavier than an automatic rifle and can't be set to fire single shots. Generally operated from a prone position, as too heavy to use standing up.
19 hrs
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