French Military Victories!?

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  1. This has probably been done before but a mate showed me this last weekend and it made me giggle.
    Remembering Ignazi's thread a little while back we should send it to him.

    Google 'French Military Victories' and then click 'I Feel Lucky' and see the result. Classic.
     
  2. Result 2, here, is actually funnier.
     
  3. Jena, Austerlitz? Or have I missed the point?
     
  4. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    The point is that a lot of Americans genuinely think that because the French refused to join in the replay of Gulf War 1 -

    Kuwaiti Border Guard to M1 Abrams jockey: <<Purpose of visit?>>
    M1J.......................................................... " Regime Change son "
    KBG...........................................................<< Occupation ? >>
    M1J............................................................" Yup...seems so...."

    - that the French can't fight.


    Yankee wiseacres (and more level-headed Brits) may wish to consider a battle in The American Century...

    http://www.wereldoorlog1418.nl/battleverdun/kortverdun/index.htm#06

    One battle.....a third of a million French dead.....6 times as many as US casualties from D-day to VE day, Stephen Ambrose's sacred generation of citizen soldiers....


    The jury is still out on whether either side won.....but there would have been a hell of lot more snarling bestial Boche about at , for example , Argonne without the slack handful wasted by Pierre Poilu in the mincing machine around Douaumont.

    Given the quality of the American schooling system, it is no wonder that most of Generation X have never heard of the Argonne or Black Jack Pershing ( hey, that's some kind of mistle right? " )....hardly any wonder then that NONE of them will know about Verdun....


    It would be nice to think Brits are a bit more savvy.....but then the pink clouds and fluffy bunny-wunnies here on Planet Nice have always been so much more agreeable....


    Le Chevre

    'La route est dur
    Mais je suis fort
    Mon arme est sur
    La peur est Mort.....'
     
  5. same with googling

    anti-war peace protesters
     

  6. I never actually said the Frogs can't fight, and as a sometime student of WW1 I do know the true valour shown by Les Poilus. However this thread is meant to be light-hearted, the frog can't fight discussion has been done before.
     
  7. this is all i could find (not sure if it worked) but it just said do you not mean french defeats
     

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  8. Yes that's the joke - it's a fake google page - if you look a the url field you'll see it says www.albinoblacksheep.com not www.google.com

    A couple of forgotten French victories are the battles of Magenta and Solferino in 1859 during the Second Italian War of Independence. OK they only beat the Austrians but even that must count for something surely :)

    The Battle of Solferino is significant because the aftermath made Jean-Henri Dunant want to found the Red Cross.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Magenta
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Solferino
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Second_Italian_War_of_Independence
     
  9. You've most probably seen this?
     

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  10. 'Astings?
     
  11. :D :D

    I need this gif asap. where can I find it.
     
  12. trust the frogs to go to war over some croissants :lol: