This is coolbert:
Have you ever done it ze French way??
As with regard to that prior blog entry, the French military in particular seemed at least in the historical record to have institutionalized the practice of prostitution as a means of relieving stress among the combat soldiers.
"Bordels Mobiles de Campagne or Bordel Militaire de Campagne (both abbreviated to BMC) is a French term for the mobile brothels which were used during World War I, Second World War, and First Indochina War to supply prostitution services to French soldiers who were facing combat in areas where brothels were unusual, such as at the front line or in isolated garrisons.
In the French Foreign Legion (Légion Etrangère), they were in use until the late 1990s, when a scandal revealed that a staff of three was officially employed by a military unit of 100 men in Africa."
The goum. French Colonial Army troops, Berbers from the High Atlas mountains of Morocco! By reputation excellent soldiers but with a tendency to commit rape.
"During their fighting in the Italian Campaign [WW2], the Goumiers suffered 3,000 casualties, of which 600 were killed in action . . .
However, the military achievements of the Goumiers in Italy were accompanied by widespread reports of war crimes [including rape of Italian women on a massive scale] . . . The French authorities sought to defuse the problem by importing numbers of Berber women to serve as 'camp followers' in rear areas set aside exclusively for the Goumiers."
THE TRAVELING BORDELLO AS ACCOMPANYING THE TROOPS WHILE ON THE MARCH AS A MEANS AND METHOD OF FORESTALLING RAPE?
Again, institutionalized, those "ladies of the night" paid employees of the state and considered valuable adjunct to the war effort in whatever era.
BUT NOW NO MORE??