posted on Jul, 11 2008 @ 05:42 AM
reply to post by USMC-oorah
Neither the French nor the British anticipated such a rapid defeat in Poland, and the quick German victory, relying on a new form of mobile warfare,
disturbed some generals in London and Paris. However, the Allies still expected they would be able to contain the enemy, anticipating a war reasonably
like the First World War, so they believed that even without an Eastern Front the Germans could be defeated by blockade, as in the previous conflict.
This feeling was more widely shared in London than in Paris, which had suffered more severely during the First World War in blood and material
devastation. The French leadership, in particular Edouard Daladier, Prime Minister of France since 1938, also respected the large gap between
France's human and economic resources as compared to those of Germany.
On top of all of that , the French government was said to be very opinionated, pompous and very arrogant when they should've been more humble.
Remember who got their a**es handed to them right before we went into Vietnam? You got it, the French!!
It's no secret that France, in today's world, hates America. As the saying goes...France loves American money but hates Americans.