01/19/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

French Army Recruits Volunteers Through Reality TV

The six volunteers struggled to make their beds on their first night at the regiment and struggled even more to get out of them at 6.30am the following morning.

They wobbled under the weight of their kitbags and puffed their way through the obstacle course.

But the French Army is hailing the hapless half dozen for their role in what it says is the world's first military venture into reality television.

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