Ahh, the old joke about why les crapauds line their roads with trees. To allow the Germans to march in the shade.In defeat, we shall retire to the pleasant Rues of Paris. We have noticed that perhaps we could do with some more greenery in the nation's capital. We shall plant large shade trees along the Avenues, such that a future invading Army may march in comfort, for we shall be unable to defeat them either.
French perspective on the Battle of Trafalgar is an interesting read - I may factor some of that in. I didn't know about 1450, thank youWaterloo was technically a draw as was the Battle Of Trafalgar, they just love that.
Mentioning the Battle of Formigny in 1450 will get a smile too as they gave us a proper thrashing.