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Michael C. Goncalves

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Submitted by ArmyDicked (United States), Jan 30, 2013 at 05:55

Two comments: France lost WWII in FIVE days!!! To quote Bill Murray "That's a fact, Jack!!!" In 1937 Belgium signed a non aggression pact with Hitler and for 3 years refused all cooperation with the allies. Holland, neutral in WWI, blissfully rebuffed all defense offers. France should have thrown those two to the wolves but stupidly went to assist them at the last minute. France should have lost WWI and won WWII!!! The Allies had more tanks than the Germans and some were SUPERIOR than what the Germans had AND the allies had more boots on the ground. The French Dyle Plan/BReta Varient did them in!!!

FYI, in the war games of 1938 GEN Corap attacked Through the Ardennes with Armour and the move was disallowed by Gamelin!!! Had the original Fall Gelb not been compromised and the Germans gone for the channel ports, Hitler would have been STOPPED cold by the Allies ALONE!! The French Leftists, Radicals & Socialists lost WWII!!! From 1918-1938, they cut defense sector spending to virtually nothing including vital training & R&D spending. The French Army of 1940 was a pail shadow of The French Army of 1914!!! Blood letting will sap the strength of the strongest bull elephant if done at the right moment. France did not lose France 1940, she had slit her wrists decades earlier and the corpse merely fell over in 1940!!!

Churchill's suggestions to PM Reynaud were ludicrous!!! His idea of the Bretaigne redoubt was patently rediculous (military unfeasible), his suggestion Reynaud turn Paris into Festug Paris was disinguious, and his bird brain idea that France surrender but her armies evacuate to Africa to continue the fight would not only be dishonest but a war crime (Perfidy). Ya got to understand Churchill . When he was right, he was magnificent but when he was wrong, My God!!! Churchill got spanked sending the fleet to suppress the Orangemen (Curragh Mutiny) 1914, his partition of Iran/Iraq, putting England on the gold standard, his backing the King in the Abdication crisis, his adventure in Russia to overthrow the Soviet authority, his opposition for home rule of India, etc. Bottom line, Churchill was more British than Allie. Operation Catapult (Mere El Kiber) was a totally ruthless and despicable act that was not needed or warranted (Toulus 1942 anyone) BUT convinced FDR that Britain defeated was not Britain Vanquished!!!

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