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To: Berlin_Freeper

Years ago...I went on a tour of the last major fort in France (Bitche). There is a great story behind the big battle in the late 1800s where French army unit left at the fort held out for weeks and weeks against the Germans...expecting reinforcements to eventually come, and the political figures simply wouldn’t allow that. It was probably the last time that any real French courage existed.

At some point on the tour, they lead you deep into the fort, and there’s a video presentation done. It’s a very slanted....leftist piece....that really slams the guys who were at the fort and the terrible military leadership involved. I sat there almost grinning as this played out on the screen, in English. They dug out several French historians who ‘validated’ the history of the fort, and this last great battle.

France has a great history...if they would ever come to admit it in public.


2 posted on 01/06/2013 1:56:55 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: pepsionice
Maybe they were being fiscally responsible. Hard to spend many millions while raising taxes to 75%.

Hahahaha. I crack myself up. That definitely wasn't the reason, they are socialists.

8 posted on 01/06/2013 5:18:11 AM PST by wgmalabama
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