mech…when we went to Germany and Prague to see my Cousin Joe we took a ride to France one afternoon and pulled over at the Maginot Line…we all laughed uproariously walking around and seeing it up close…
Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — May 5, 2012 @ 10:19 pm
Actually, the Maginot Line would have formed a MOST formidable obstacle, IF the Germans had chosen to fight by the 1918 playbook.
Of course they didn’t….
In the same vein, battleships are formidable weapons platforms, provided the other guy isn’t using aircraft carriers and submarines.
Comment by Lucius Severus Pertinax — May 6, 2012 @ 3:14 am
Comment by Annoyed White Male — May 6, 2012 @ 7:34 am
Speculating on Frogs is akin to potting your chips playing 21, when your hand is four 2s and a 4….! The French could have finished the Maginot Line; they had a larger Army and better tanks! BUT, the big chink in their armor? They were fucking Frogs!!!!!!!
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — May 6, 2012 @ 8:32 am
France’s Director for Strategy Affairs and Defense Policy…
Long title for “the guy who gets to wave the white flag”.
Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — May 6, 2012 @ 7:10 pm
Actually Hog (12) we were on theirs, though who knows why. When we landed in Africa, we had to silence the Vichy gun positions that were shelling us before we could liberate them. Plus lots more etc situations elsewhere. I recall us doing lots for them, but I don’t recall them doing much for us.
ColJ (10): uhh…. am I correctly remembering that the French didn’t finish that line because they feared it would offend the Dutch, or something like that? [*fast-forwarding now to current American politics*]
Comment by Ironic in Denver — May 6, 2012 @ 9:12 pm