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Depends on the nationality, most are different, sometimes services are different too. Sailors are known for sloppy salutes, Canadians have a high elbow, English show the palm, some nations cup the hand slightly, some curve the fingers up

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2 minutes ago, hipcanuck said:

Depends on the nationality, most are different, sometimes services are different too. Sailors are known for sloppy salutes, Canadians have a high elbow, English show the palm, some nations cup the hand slightly, some curve the fingers up

Well, that first gal in the painting is in a USN uniform and is not saluting properly. The actual naval officer is. I'm sure the artist did it so as not to hide any of their faces but it's still improper.

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1 minute ago, senseNOTmade said:

Gosh... What's the difference?

If you've not been in the military it's probably hard to see.

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1 minute ago, senseNOTmade said:

Gosh... What's the difference?

it's a matter of respect

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For the most part, all militaries of the world, requires the wrist not to be bent. The woman at the left, has the best salute of all of them. The other two have a bent wrist. In majority of all militaries, that is an improper salute. Think about forming a triangle, from shoulder, to elbow, to center of palm (an imaginary line from shoulder to center of palm). Of course going back through history, the salute has varied.  Ancient Romans would salute by placing a balled fist on their heart, and it would have to be the right hand. Then of course, there's also the Bellamy Salute which differed, but no country utilizes it any more (at least I haven't found a modern nation that uses it) because of a certain WWII psychopath.

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9 minutes ago, J30_Reinhardt said:

I present to you all, zee French salute. It's more like a wave goodbye right before they turn around and run.

https://goo.gl/images/G2SNQ1
 

Heh.  Politically Incorrect. Thank you France in 1781!  (Yorktown and Battle of the Capes)  Nice. :Smile_honoring:

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For those curious: the reason for the palm out salutes utilized by French and British militaries, is because to them, it is an acknowledgement of having lost territory, during the times in which they were an empire.

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23 minutes ago, senseNOTmade said:

Gosh... What's the difference?

Palm out means "lost the war".
Knuckles out, or palm inward, "won the war"
Worth noting, this is always based on the most recent war (or supposed to be).

The first girl is not entirely correct, it should have a slight tilt to it, thus the palm is not visible at all (its said it's done that way as in showing no sign of retreat).
Of course like others have said it will vary by country.

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Just now, Battlecruiser_Kongo said:

No, I'm sorry, there is only one proper salute.

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FUBUKI DES!!!!!!!!

:Smile_teethhappy:

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What I'd like to do is come in and nitpick the [edited] out of everything to make myself feel better. Unfortunately, I've got better things to do... like read more about Trump on CNN.

Edited by Gascan75

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1 minute ago, Ajax_the_Great1 said:

Huh, yeah those are some pretty bad salutes. 

It's like watching a movie where they wear the uniforms all wrong.

I understand budgets and artistic license but nothing takes me out of a movie worse than weapons anachronisms. A Civil War movie where everyone is shooting 1892 Winchesters would be like a WWII movie where the soldiers were equipped with M-16s and night vision goggles. 

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5 minutes ago, Battlecruiser_Kongo said:

The British Army does not lose wars, sir.

Maybe one war in 1776.   

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6 minutes ago, Battlecruiser_Kongo said:

The British Army does not lose wars, sir.

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The outward palm says otherwise. :Smile-_tongue:

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2 minutes ago, Battlecruiser_Kongo said:

The British Army does not lose wars, sir.

remembrance-sunday-harry1.jpg

Well that's interesting because I can certainly remember at least 1 time when the British Army lost a war.....American Colonists would certainly like a word!  :Smile_teethhappy:

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56 minutes ago, Snargfargle said:

Not like this:

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Who cares - they are all hot...

:Smile_hiding:  :Smile_teethhappy:

(On a more serious note, that Russian captain would be cool to have in game)

 

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49 minutes ago, senseNOTmade said:

Gosh... What's the difference?

If you're going to do a thing, then do it right.

 

Incidentally, has nobody else noticed that an O5 is wearing an admiral's combo cover? That was the thing that jumped out at me first, even before the salute.

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