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You heard about the French army tanks?(11 posts)

You heard about the French army tanks?ClydeTri
Jul 23, 2002 11:27 AM
They have five speeds of reverse, and one speed in forward...in case they are attacked from the rear.

Just a bit of French humour in honour of the Tour...
xenophobe(nm)pukka
Jul 23, 2002 11:29 AM
re: You heard about the French army tanks?Galibier
Jul 23, 2002 11:49 AM
You may mock the French for being conquered by Germany in WWII, but I doubt the USA would have fared any better if they were located on the European continent, given the USA's complete lack of war-readiness at the start of WWII. The UK was spared only because it is an island, while the USSR was able to stop the Germans only by throwing 20 million bodies and a relentless winter at them.
You should nevercritmass
Jul 23, 2002 12:10 PM
disturb ignorance with even a hint of reality.
So true...so true...eschelon
Jul 23, 2002 1:06 PM
The French bashing about the great war is over-exaggerated to the point where humor and truth have blurred the lines of good taste and humor.

The American Military "Might" at that time was akin to a national army with clubs and leather loin-cloths until the yanks mobilized the masses utilizing brilliant propaganda and courage to rid the world of oppression and tyranny...to bad millions of Jews were already dead...and the further extermination of Jews wasn't the reason for going to war.
Why do the FrenchAaronL
Jul 23, 2002 12:56 PM
plant trees on both sides of the road?

So the German soldiers can always be in the shade.
For sale WW2 french rifle...DeRosaOrBust
Jul 23, 2002 1:54 PM
Never fired, dropped once.
They saved America's @$$jose_Tex_mex
Jul 23, 2002 3:47 PM
The joke wasn't funny when it was told wrt Italians either
Check your history mes amis, if it were not for the French the colonies would have been defeated by the British.
Also, the French did not seek to divide the US further by taking sides during the Civil War.
They probably never told you these things in History class.
Yawn.Ahimsa
Jul 23, 2002 6:18 PM
Lay off the French already.

It's no wonder Europeans and Americans accuse each other of snobbery, neither side seems to acknowledge that they have idiots on their team.

It ain't about the place ya live folks.

And none o' you guys personally saved any Frenchies from the Germans. And vice versa on the whole French saving the Yanks from the Brits. The only thing this little history lesson shows is that SOME people on both sides of the pond are historically stupid.

Thanks for the cool bike race froggies! Viva la France!

Cheers!

A.
I wonder how you would feel if someone made a jokeweiwentg
Jul 24, 2002 4:39 AM
that insulted Americans. go see that thread in the non-cycling board that had the cartoon of Bush as a monkey.
of course, if you were only trying to get back at MJweiwentg
Jul 24, 2002 4:43 AM
for posting that thread, and me for posting that gorilla thing, then it's kind of fair ;)