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JohnKleeb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-12-05 02:22 AM
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44. Whats sad is you wouldnt know what to do
They had a right to hate the communist government but the nazis were also despicable. It reminds me of what I as an Irish Catholic would feel in the English Civil War, I feel monarchies are evil so I couldnt side with King Charles but I would never ever side with Cromwell and Parliament since they hated Catholics and the Irish.
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  -600.000 French died in WWII, 2-3 million inWW 1. Swede  Mar-12-05 01:41 AM   #0 
  - Thats what I say  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 01:43 AM   #1 
  - The numbers are beyond our comprehension John.  Swede   Mar-12-05 01:46 AM   #4 
  - I know, they were brave as anyone  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 01:49 AM   #7 
     - When a guy reads the history of first war,it seems like a slow comedy of  Swede   Mar-12-05 01:56 AM   #13 
        - Its very hard to imagine realyl and its sad  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 01:59 AM   #18 
  - not likely  Zuni   Mar-12-05 01:53 AM   #9 
  - My bad, but we do at least know in the total war they lost more  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 01:54 AM   #10 
  - Their losses in WWI probably exceed our total losses  Zuni   Mar-12-05 02:10 AM   #33 
  - 1 in 3 Frenchmen between 18 and 40 died in WWI  Kathy in Cambridge   Mar-12-05 03:28 PM   #116 
     - Every cemetery has a marker with names  uppityperson   Mar-12-05 07:53 PM   #132 
  - REALLY ACCORDING TO SEAN HANNITY  Quixote1818   Mar-12-05 11:06 AM   #106 
  - Vive la France!  CubsFan1982   Mar-12-05 01:45 AM   #2 
  - I wonder how many French 'cowards' routed the best of Europe's  Zuni   Mar-12-05 01:58 AM   #16 
  - The only ones calling them cowards..  enigmatic   Mar-12-05 01:45 AM   #3 
  - Exactly. Democracy without France is incomprehensible.  Swede   Mar-12-05 01:49 AM   #6 
  - I wouldn't go that far.  alwynsw   Mar-12-05 02:29 AM   #53 
  - French Batallion won 3 Presidential Distinguished Unit Citations in Korea  aint_no_life_nowhere   Mar-12-05 01:47 AM   #5 
  - France lost 1.5 million in WWI, approx. 2-300,000 in WWII  Zuni   Mar-12-05 01:51 AM   #8 
  - Incredible numbers.  Swede   Mar-12-05 02:00 AM   #19 
  - Even more...  intrepid_wanderer   Mar-12-05 07:12 AM   #97 
     - 1500+  uppityperson   Mar-12-05 07:54 PM   #133 
        - NO.  intrepid_wanderer   Mar-13-05 09:10 AM   #138 
  - The French continued fighting in WWII after the fall of France  aint_no_life_nowhere   Mar-12-05 02:10 AM   #32 
  - True for the Free French. Not so for the Vichy.  alwynsw   Mar-12-05 02:14 AM   #37 
  - The French fleet at Mers El Kebir wasn't officially Vichy  aint_no_life_nowhere   Mar-12-05 02:27 AM   #49 
     - That's has been, and likely will be, argued until doomsday.  alwynsw   Mar-12-05 02:32 AM   #57 
     - The British couldn't take that chance  Zuni   Mar-12-05 02:42 AM   #69 
        - Actually, I believe the ships were under Admiral Gensoul  aint_no_life_nowhere   Mar-12-05 02:55 AM   #80 
           - I think you are right  Zuni   Mar-12-05 02:57 AM   #84 
  - no argument here  Zuni   Mar-12-05 02:38 AM   #65 
     - The Casino defenses actually were not that important  aint_no_life_nowhere   Mar-12-05 02:58 AM   #85 
  - WWII  femmecahors   Mar-12-05 06:13 AM   #96 
  - SS/Charlemagne...  solinvictus   Mar-12-05 07:52 PM   #131 
     - Many in the French Resistance were Communists  aint_no_life_nowhere   Mar-13-05 01:15 AM   #136 
  - Your WW II numbers are actually a little low.  alwynsw   Mar-12-05 01:54 AM   #11 
  - De gaulle was a real pain in the ass, frankly  Zuni   Mar-12-05 01:58 AM   #14 
     - De gaulle was a real pain in the ass, frankly  alwynsw   Mar-12-05 02:01 AM   #20 
     - Sadly, Petain, the most famous Vichy leader  Zuni   Mar-12-05 02:06 AM   #26 
     - Churchill liked DeGaulle but Roosevelt absolutely hated him  aint_no_life_nowhere   Mar-12-05 02:19 AM   #41 
        - De Gaulle was an idol of Nixons  Zuni   Mar-12-05 02:20 AM   #42 
           - So did I! But no-one listened to me...  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Mar-12-05 04:27 PM   #121 
  - anyone who says the French are cowards...  WindRavenX   Mar-12-05 01:55 AM   #12 
  - Just for the heck of it, try this on for size.  alwynsw   Mar-12-05 01:58 AM   #15 
  - The USSR lost 27 million in WWII  Zuni   Mar-12-05 02:01 AM   #21 
  - I deliberately chose the lower, well actually near median estimate  alwynsw   Mar-12-05 02:05 AM   #24 
  - Yeah. I love what the Nazis did with the Ukranians.  alwynsw   Mar-12-05 02:08 AM   #28 
     - Hell  Zuni   Mar-12-05 02:17 AM   #40 
        - Whats sad is you wouldnt know what to do  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 02:22 AM   #44 
           - it is really hard to pick a 'lesser evil'  Zuni   Mar-12-05 02:25 AM   #46 
              - Thats whats so sad about many things in history  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 02:26 AM   #47 
                 - my grandparents joined neither  Zuni   Mar-12-05 02:30 AM   #55 
                    - I am glad for them  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 02:33 AM   #58 
  - These numbers are beyond comprehension.  Swede   Mar-12-05 02:03 AM   #23 
  - Typical librul carping...  rooboy   Mar-12-05 01:59 AM   #17 
  - lol, that's something O'Reilly would actually say too n/t  Anarcho-Socialist   Mar-12-05 08:54 AM   #99 
  - On the whole, I agree, but  alwynsw   Mar-12-05 02:03 AM   #22 
  - They were facists all right.  Swede   Mar-12-05 02:07 AM   #27 
     - The French SS Divison Charlemagne  Zuni   Mar-12-05 02:09 AM   #29 
     - Ive read about British SS divisions too interestingly enough  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 02:10 AM   #31 
        - The British 'Division'  Zuni   Mar-12-05 02:12 AM   #36 
        - Ahh interesting  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 02:15 AM   #38 
           - John,my uncle Tony was with the Canadians on D-Day.  Swede   Mar-12-05 02:29 AM   #51 
              - Amazing, what beach was that again?  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 02:29 AM   #54 
                 - Juno beach.  Swede   Mar-12-05 02:34 AM   #61 
                    - Didnt know that  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 02:36 AM   #63 
                    - Canadians were not picked on then  Zuni   Mar-12-05 02:45 AM   #74 
                       - Never be afraid to come back to Canada.  Darth_Kitten   Mar-12-05 11:54 AM   #109 
                    - I'll have to ask my uncle.  alwynsw   Mar-12-05 02:37 AM   #64 
                    - Well if hes on the american beaches  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 02:38 AM   #66 
                    - It was the luck of the draw.  Swede   Mar-12-05 02:43 AM   #72 
                    - I visited all the beaches when I was 9.  rockymountaindem   Mar-12-05 10:36 AM   #103 
                    - Gold and Sword were British beaches  Zuni   Mar-12-05 02:47 AM   #76 
                       - That's me and names.  alwynsw   Mar-12-05 10:43 AM   #104 
                    - They made it to the outskirts of Caen  Zuni   Mar-12-05 02:43 AM   #71 
                       - Its good that Hitler was so bad with his marshals  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 02:45 AM   #73 
                          - His hands were tied  Zuni   Mar-12-05 02:54 AM   #79 
        - Have you ever read about the Spanish Blue Division?  Swede   Mar-12-05 02:15 AM   #39 
        - Not squelched very well.  alwynsw   Mar-12-05 02:34 AM   #60 
           - Was there an actual American division fighting?  Swede   Mar-12-05 02:38 AM   #67 
           - I've read nothing to verify it.  alwynsw   Mar-12-05 11:09 AM   #107 
           - The Bund was made illegal  Zuni   Mar-12-05 01:33 PM   #111 
        - There were Swiss,Norwegian,and Ukrainian SS too.  Swede   Mar-12-05 02:21 AM   #43 
           - Well Tito himself was half Croatian but yes many Croats  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 02:23 AM   #45 
           - The Croatian Ustasha  Zuni   Mar-12-05 02:26 AM   #48 
              - Ante Pavelic was a bastard  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 02:29 AM   #52 
           - don't forget Sweden  Zuni   Mar-12-05 02:28 AM   #50 
              - What a black mark on "neutral" Sweden.  Swede   Mar-12-05 02:31 AM   #56 
              - Norweigans were on the allies right?  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 02:34 AM   #59 
              - The French fought in Norway, too  aint_no_life_nowhere   Mar-12-05 02:41 AM   #68 
              - I had no idea  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 02:43 AM   #70 
              - Swedish Wallenberg was THE Hero of the Holocaust  Zuni   Mar-12-05 02:55 AM   #81 
                 - Why did they do that?  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 02:56 AM   #83 
                    - they were nasty fucks  Zuni   Mar-12-05 03:02 AM   #88 
                       - They sure were, god I hate Stalin  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 03:05 AM   #90 
              - The Finns fought w/ the nazis  Zuni   Mar-12-05 03:00 AM   #86 
                 - Didnt the Finns win that war with Russia?  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 03:02 AM   #87 
                    - No  Zuni   Mar-12-05 03:03 AM   #89 
                       - Oh oops  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 03:06 AM   #91 
              - And - let's not even get started on the Swiss.  alwynsw   Mar-12-05 02:35 AM   #62 
     - True to a point.  alwynsw   Mar-12-05 02:12 AM   #35 
        - Churchill once  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Mar-12-05 04:40 PM   #122 
  - Had some freeper cousin try to tell a joke last thanksgiving,  Lone Pawn   Mar-12-05 02:05 AM   #25 
  - How does this bullshit spread?  Swede   Mar-12-05 02:11 AM   #34 
     - Both. And blindly so....  Robeson   Mar-12-05 04:34 AM   #94 
  - There are 5500 French soldiers in Afghanistan  Neo   Mar-12-05 02:09 AM   #30 
  - And they were in Nam before the Yanks  HEyHEY   Mar-12-05 02:47 AM   #75 
  - While it took the USA 3 years to anti -up against HITLER  HEyHEY   Mar-12-05 02:47 AM   #77 
  - Stupid America First assholes  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 02:48 AM   #78 
  - Watch your tone, buddy.  Pooka Fey   Mar-12-05 03:26 PM   #114 
     - He means the 1939-1942 period  Zuni   Mar-12-05 07:34 PM   #126 
     - Oh. Thanks for shedding a little light on that heat.  Pooka Fey   Mar-13-05 12:50 AM   #135 
     - DOn't tell me to watch my tone  HEyHEY   Mar-12-05 07:46 PM   #130 
  - and didn't do much worse either  Zuni   Mar-12-05 02:56 AM   #82 
     - Actually, the French were fighting in four times the terrority  aint_no_life_nowhere   Mar-12-05 03:24 AM   #93 
        - But most of the soldiers weren't actually french  Zuni   Mar-12-05 01:45 PM   #112 
           - When you say Algerians, you are in part talking about French  aint_no_life_nowhere   Mar-12-05 04:20 PM   #119 
              - I am aware of the Pied Noirs  Zuni   Mar-12-05 07:32 PM   #125 
  - And the French were the first to arrive in France on D-Day  aint_no_life_nowhere   Mar-12-05 03:22 AM   #92 
  - I thought the first Allied casualty on D-Day was Lt. Brotheridge  Zuni   Mar-12-05 01:29 PM   #110 
  - Its also in Ambrose's D-Day  JohnKleeb   Mar-12-05 03:27 PM   #115 
  - read "the Longest Day'  Zuni   Mar-12-05 07:43 PM   #129 
  - The French also made a movie called the "Sky Batallion"  aint_no_life_nowhere   Mar-12-05 04:08 PM   #118 
     - And the Polish paratroopers  aint_no_life_nowhere   Mar-12-05 05:12 PM   #124 
        - The Polish Para Brigade in Arnhem  Zuni   Mar-12-05 07:39 PM   #127 
  - Don't forget the American and British Paratroopers right behind 'em  Pooka Fey   Mar-12-05 03:16 PM   #113 
     - Let's not forget Juno  HEyHEY   Mar-12-05 07:55 PM   #134 
  - The Republicans talking heads are idiots  imenja   Mar-12-05 05:31 AM   #95 
  - Conservatives Don't Read History  VogonGlory   Mar-12-05 08:40 AM   #98 
  - But they aren't  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Mar-12-05 04:50 PM   #123 
  - What about the French intervention in the War of Independence?  Anarcho-Socialist   Mar-12-05 09:00 AM   #100 
  - The Americans wouldn't have stood a chance without the French in that war.  Pooka Fey   Mar-12-05 03:54 PM   #117 
  - The French were right about the WMDs  Mich Otter   Mar-12-05 10:09 AM   #101 
  - d'accord!  datasuspect   Mar-12-05 10:10 AM   #102 
  - Consider too, the psychological factors in such staggering losses.  Aristus   Mar-12-05 10:48 AM   #105 
  - I will be in Paris Thursday,  tinfoilinfor2005   Mar-12-05 11:10 AM   #108 
  - And De Gaulle,  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Mar-12-05 04:24 PM   #120 
  - De Gaulle was a genius  Zuni   Mar-12-05 07:41 PM   #128 
     - Spot on, Zuni.  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Mar-14-05 03:46 PM   #139 
  - 9,000 collaborators summarily executed, 40,000 sentenced to  Neshanic   Mar-13-05 01:37 AM   #137 
 

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