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Posted on 08/20/2009 5:22:34 AM PDT by Cheap_Hessian
French anti-war campaigners have desecrated a statue of Winston Churchill in central Paris on the anniversary of the city's liberation from Nazi rule.
The night time attack saw the bronze hands of the £250,000 statue daubed in red paint.
The initials RH were also daubed on the statue, perhaps a reference to Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler's deputy, who flew to Britain at the height of the Second World War to allegedly try and make peace.
Instead, Churchill had him thrown in prison in 1941, and the war continued for a further four years.
After the war, Hess was tried at Nuremberg and jailed for life for war crimes. He died, aged 93, in Spandau Prison, 22 years ago this week in 1987.
Some in France view Churchill as a war criminal himself because of his decision to scuttle the Vichy French fleet in Tunisia rather than let it fall into the hands of Third Reich forces.
He is also remembered for ordering the Allied bombing of occupied France, which led to thousands of French deaths.
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Boy you Frogs, the insults never end. If you’re not loading Jews into box cars, you’re pissing on the people trying to stop you. I liked it better when Chirac was president of France - a pussy like him adequately reflected the French character of the populace. You’ve got Sarkozy as the President, a guy that kicks ass on Islamofascists and bangs supermodels. Let me tell you, he’s not a normal Frenchman.
Well, UK does have it's share of skinheads.
For those who don't know about Rudolf Hess he wasn't speaking for Hitler when he tried to escape from Germany ~ and he was imprisoned for life on account of his responsibility for STARTING THE WAR. He was, so to speak, a well-known war criminal. He was spared from death.
Churchill would probably get a good laugh, no?
He was a bad man for refusing to surrender Great Britain.
And of course some of the French will never forgive hiim for plotting with America to throw the out their beloved Nazi overlords.
Ever get the feeling we would have been better off if we let the Germans keep France?
Remember, France continues to have neo-Nazis but just because they’ve tried to take credit for this action, you gotta’ take a look at how the writer put the story together. It is not altogether clear that the writer disagrees with his informants regarding Churchill ~ and alas, he’s entirely too ready to let the blame fall on disaffected French neo-Nazis and not on the whole European neo-Nazi movement (which includes Brits, French, Germans, Poles, Ukrainians, etc.) ~ and then there’s the now native Islamofascist movement and they have their own list of complaints against Churchill.
That’s because he’s Hungarian.
No great French leader ever was... Napoleon I was Italian.
Maybe they ruined Churchill's statue because he said ‘DeGaulle is a disgrace’. (And he was right)
That is because Sarko is of Hungarian descent. French can only succeed under non French leaders. Napoleon was corsican.
I was completely unaware of that and yet totally unsurprised.
Just to be fair, over 500,000 French members of the resistance were horribly tortured and killed by the Nazis.
Not all French are like these kooks.
More likely zero will give the French a statue of himself and a DVD, in the wrong format, of his speeches.
Can you think of a greater legacy?
disgusting, unappreciative loons
1) You can't scuttle someone else’s fleet - you sink it.
2) Oran is nowhere near Tunisia.
It was the funniest thing I had ever read in The Onion.
I think that this would be a good place to post a few French jokes, how about you?
For sale: French battle rifles. Never fired, and only dropped once.
Why do they grow trees along the Champs Elyse? So that German soldiers can march in the shade.
Who says the French can't win a war... They did beat Greenpeace!
Calling the entire French people nazis because one guy defaced Winnie’s staute is similar to calling all Americans nazis because of Pat Buchanan’s editorials.
I suppose this was better.
It’s missing the fold-out white flag.
Englishman/American: "You're WELCOME!"
“...Sarko is of Hungarian descent. French can only succeed under non French leaders. Napoleon was corsican.”
At least he wasn’t Kenyan.
An estimated 10,000 French civilians were killed by allied shelling, bombing, and ground combat operations during the Allied invasion of Normandy. The French civilians at that time and place realized that civilian casualties were unavoidable if France and western Europe was to be liberated from the cruel Nazi occupation that had dragged on for over 4 years by then.
When American vets of that invasion held a reunion in Normandy a few years ago they were treated like the heroes they are by the French people of that region who remembered what hell on earth had been like under Hitler's Gestapo and SS troops, and who it was who freed them and their parents from that reign of terror at the cost of many thousands of Allied lives as well as thousands of French civilian's lives. If the person(s) who defaced Churchill's statue had lived under Nazi occupation for four long years of terror, arrests, torture, and executions of civilians by inhuman Nazi occupiers I doubt that he, or they if more than one, would have defaced a memorial dedicated to a great man who was instrumental in freeing them and all of France from the demented monster in Berlin.
Exactly. Americans are ones to talk about France, after who we elected last November.
I’d much rather have Sarkozy, than the Usurper.
Roosevelt had once remarked that deGaulle thought that he was Joan of Arc, to which Churchill is said to have replied: "Yes, but, unfortunately, the Bishop won't let me burn him."
If the French had not sold out Czechoslovakia, they could have avoided the entire Second World War.
And if they didn’t have ancient and incompetent generals leading their army, they might have avoided defeat at the hands of the Wehrmacht.
“Instead, Churchill had him thrown in prison in 1941, and the war continued for a further four years.”
Good Lord, what a bowdlerization of history this is! The goofy Hess thought he could end the war single-handedly. The British didn’t take him the least bit seriously, and they were right. Hitler was furious at what Hess had done. If anyone thinks the war continued because of the British putting Hess in jail, I suggest they may be suffering from the same delusion Hess was.
Here you go -
Now there you have something a frenchman would pay good money for.
Neville Chamberlain was a part of the agreement to cede the Sudetenland to Chermany. Don't blame it all on the Frogs.
“That is because Sarko is of Hungarian descent. French can only succeed under non French leaders. Napoleon was corsican.”
Sarkozy is of mixed European descent, partly Hungarian, partly French, and partly Greek. This is not atypical for France, the French population is not monolithic at all. Because France is positioned at land’s end in Western Europe, it has historically been a sort of genetic collection point for immigrants from all over Europe. France is mostly populated by persons of Germanic, Celtic, and Roman genes (and a fair degree of mixing of these), with a large boost in recent years from North Africa (Algeria primarily), although the French don’t intermarry with North Africans too much yet. As far as describing a typical Frenchman, it depends somewhat on which part of the country you’re in. I spent a fair amount of time in Normandy, and the people there greatly resemble white Americans; I found that they’re generally taller and fairer (lots of blond/light brown/red hair and blue, green or hazel eyes) than Frenchman from the Parisian area, who, on average, are shorter and tend to have darker hair and eyes. So when you’re talking about the French, you’re not really talking about a race, but rather a culture.
But it was the French who were adamant about punishing Germany after WWI. If they weren’t so obstinate, Hitler never would have risen to power. Woodrow Wilson, to his credit, tried to talk the French out of it, but they would have none of it.
Good catch! Here's the real one:
Ummmm.... Don’t forget that the Brits sank the French fleet at Mers-el-Kebir after the fall of France in 1940; 1297 French officers and sailors were killed.
There might be some connection there.
Hehe...yep, that’s the one.
There were two frenchmen in the resistance. Everyone else worked for the NAZI’s. I say we just France back to the Germans.
And much of the French Resistance were Communists loyal to Stalin.
My monitor screen shows blue, white, red. Sorry about yours
French anti-war campaigners have desecrated a statue of Winston Churchill in central Paris on the anniversary of the city's liberation from Nazi rule... Some in France view Churchill as a war criminal himself because of his decision to scuttle the Vichy French fleet in Tunisia rather than let it fall into the hands of Third Reich forces. He is also remembered for ordering the Allied bombing of occupied France, which led to thousands of French deaths.Sounds like these "anti-war campaigners" would prefer a statue of Hitler.
I hate Paris Nazis.