Yet Another Occasion When The Slovenly Frogs Were Given A Richly-Deserved Slapping
|A Common Sight Throughout French History|
Over the years the French have been on the wrong end of some spectacular shoeings. Through Ancient, The Dark Ages, the Medieval (See Siamese revolution of 1688)and right up to modern times someone has been Frog-slapping every 50 years or so.
Some by us: although there are quite a few more
- Peninsular Campaign
Without us as allies, the following would have been yet more entries in the column marked A Serious Humping
- WW1 Probably the worst mistake ever made was allying with the French here. Resulted in millions dead, trench warfare, gas as a weapon, WW2: This Time It's Personal, DeGaulle, beginning of the loss of Empire and increase in French arrogance cause they 'won' a war.
- WW2 Allying with the Germans was attractive what with their gucci kit, efficiency and blokes like Rommel and Guderian in charge. The downside forcing our hand into the French camp was Hitler and the Nazis.
- Got thier arses kicked out of Indochina.
For a comprehensive list of Frances back doors being kicked in, see this site
And finally it's an oldie but goldie:
Type "French Military Victories" into google and hit the I'm feeling lucky button.