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  Military history of France - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
French military history during this period paralleled the rise and eventual fall of the armored knight.
The history of French colonial imperialism can be divided into two major eras: the first from the early seventeenth century to the middle of the eighteenth century, and the second from the early nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century.
Although the history of the French Navy goes back to the Middle Ages, when it was defeated by the English at the Battle of Sluys and, with Castilian help, managed to beat the English at La Rochelle, it did not become a consistent instrument of national power until the seventeenth century with Louis XIV.
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 Military history of France during World War II - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Instead of slowly massing artillery as the French expected, the Germans replaced the need for traditional artillery by using the full might of their bomber force to punch a hole in a narrow sector of the French lines by carpet bombing (punctuated by dive bombing).
The French high command, however, was reeling from the shock of the sudden offensive and was stung by a sense of defeatism.
French Indochina and the colonies of Guadeloupe and Martinique in the West Indies remained under Vichy government control.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Military_history_of_France_during_World_War_II   (8980 words)

  
 Text / The Complete Military History of France
In a war whose ending foreshadows the next 2000 years of French history, France is conquered by of all things, an Italian.
After having their way with the French for 70 years, the Norse are bribed by a French King named Charles the Simple (really!) who gave them Normandy in return for peace.
The French consider the departure of the French from Algeria in 1962-63, after 130 years on colonialism, as a French victory and especially consider C. de Gaulle as a hero for 'leading' said victory over the unwilling French public who were very much against the departure.
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 www.hatlie.de APUS MH 356 French Military History
Indeed, the French case is interesting because France is a country which has been both bitterly divided (especially during the 19th century) and subject to the great stresses of modernization, empire and military defeat.
The instructor is of the school that military history cannot be studied in isolation.
Smith, Leonard V.: The Disciplinary Dilemma of French Military Justice, September 1914-April 1917: The Case of the 5e Division d'Infanterie.
hatlie.de /teaching/apu-mh356.html   (2117 words)

  
 French History Research Guide
The military in imperial history: the French connection.
The section in this bibliography on "World War II and the First Indochina War" (http://hubcap.clemson.edu/~eemoise/firstwar.html) covers the French involvement in Indochina; the majority of works are in French.
Most useful at present for the historical matter about the societies and for the titles, collation, and contents of the sets of their publications, but cannot be used rapidly for the analytical material.
www.library.yale.edu /rsc/history/france/topicbib.html   (656 words)

  
 French Military Prowess Revisited   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
President Bush and Secretary Rumsfeld may be upset that the French are not "assisting" us in this fight, but out here at the tip of the spear, there is nothing but jubilation at their absence.
Thousands of French women find out what it's like to not only sleep with a winner, but one who doesn't call her "Fraulein." Sadly, the American fascination with personal hygiene (a fascination totally foreign to French women) incites widespread use of condoms by American soldiers, thus precluding any improvement in the French bloodline.
French soldiers, fresh off their four year occupation by the Germans, catch a terminal case of Dien Bien Flu.
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 About French military history (not another bash) - Military Photos
I know about Napoleon and the actions in Algeria, but I was just wondering about the REAL French military history in 'the old days', as every French basher and his dog always runs the good old 'they only had defeats'-record.
French are not cowards as some others call them that way.
As for their military history, they were occupied because their military leadership did make few bad decisions in early WW2.
www.militaryphotos.net /forums/showthread.php?t=7293   (1041 words)

  
 A little French History Lesson
It was the French artillery forces and military engineers who ran the siege, and at sea it was a French admiral, de Grasse, who kicked the heck out of the British navy when they tried to break the siege.
When the sequel war came, the French relied on their frontier fortifications and used their tanks (which were better than the Germans', one on one) defensively.
The only power with a chance of stopping them was the French army under Charles "the Hammer" Martel, King of the Franks (French), who answered to the really cool nickname "the Hammer of God." It was the French who saved the continent's rearend.
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 PC Perspective / Amdmb Forums - French Military History Lesson
years of French history, France is conquered by of all things, an Italian.
The only navel victory that the French had in it's long history is the blowing-up of the Rainbow Warrior in New Zealand.
It was a combination of skilled sailing, superior gunfire, fireships and foul weather that did for the Armada.
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 Oriflamme Web Page
It reportedly accompanied the French kings in their major battles, beginning with Louis VI's 1121 campaign against the emperor Henry V. It is believed that the banner's last appearance was at the disastrous battle of Maupertuis [near Poitiers] (1356), where the bearer was killed and the flag disappeared.
French Medieval Armies and Navies: an overview of military structures and developments in medieval France.
Recommended for the study of French military history, and especially for travel in France with the intent to visit battlefields and fortresses, are
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 Something's Got to Break :: The Time is Coming
Because now that this piece of spin-doctored "history" has made it into the hands of every conservative in the country, people are taking it as gospel and pointing to it every time they get mad at the French for daring to speak their own minds.
The French lost close to 250,000 men in WWII, which is nearly as many as the U.S. and the U.K. lost, and a lot more than the Dutch and Belgians (who also happened to be occupied, you'll note -- the Netherlands lost 7,900 and Belgium 12,000, by way of comparison) lost.
If you're going to attack the French, complain about their politics or their food or whatever else you like, but think twice before you offer up this particular glimpse of their military history as the truth.
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 Have a bandit day » French Military History in a Nutshell   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The War also gave the French their first taste of a Marlborough, which they have loved ever since.
This is later known as “de Gaulle Syndrome”, and leads to the Second Rule of French Warfare: “France only wins when America does most of the fighting”.
French Revolution: Won, primarily due to the fact that the opponent was also French.
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 NG BBS - French military history
French Revolution - Won, primarily due the fact that the opponent was also French.
The military power of a country does not equate to social and political stability.
France's military is inferior to the United States' military.
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 fuckfrance.com - French Military History In A Nutshell (80084) - Read article:
Speaking of the French as being prone to surrender is a little rich coming from a country whose army was basically a mob with a few rusty muskets until the French intervened in their war of independence and defeated the ros-bifs for them.
The victory at Yorktown owes as much to Franklin as it does to Washington, because the French fleet prevented the RN from evacuating the British forces surrounded there and thus permitted Washington to complete his successful siege and win the last major battle of the Revolution and capture the British forces there.
The point is that the French led "pacifists" are quite handily turning the UN into a paper tiger and keeping a highly dangerous regime propped up for very bad reasons.
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 fuckfrance.com - re: French Military History In A Nutshell (80619) - Read article:
Public Reply to French Military History In A Nutshell
French intelligence is among the best in Europe.
What's the point of outlining french military history, then saying that we are not the same france we were 50 years ago?
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 eXile - Issue #175 - War Nerd - The French - By Gary Brecher   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
It was the French artillery forces and military engineers who ran the siege, and at sea it was a French admiral, de Grasse, who kicked the shit out of the British navy when they tried to break the siege.
The only power with a chance of stopping them was the French army under Charles "the Hammer" Martel, King of the Franks (French), who answered to the really cool nickname "the Hammer of God." It was the French who saved the continent's ass.
You eXile guys might want to remember that the French under Napoleon are still the only army ever to have taken all of continental Europe, from Moscow to Madrid.
exile.ru /175/175052003.html   (2015 words)

  
 French Military History - Page 2 - MP3Car.com Forums
The first one just mentions that Citgo and a French company were buying *legal* Iraqi oil, under the UN oil for food program.
French Oil Giant, TotalFinaElf, has secured a contract with saddam that oil experts see as being COMPLETELY lopsided in favor of Total.
French gov't has been accused of offering political support to saddam in exchange for such a lucrative contract.
www.mp3car.com /vbulletin/showthread.php?p=91067   (1619 words)

  
 Some old humor - French military history - 1911Forum
The rich man writes the book of laws that the poor man must defend, but the highest laws are written on the hearts of honest men.
He was quoted as saying "I'd rather have a German army in front of me than a Frence army in backof me".
Perhaps we are being too tough on the French.
www.1911forum.com /forums/showthread.php?t=97646   (1283 words)

  
 portland imc - 2003.02.12 - French's Unimpressive Military History
So, the French don't agree with Dubya and his ilk.
It is the habit of aggressors to paint those who stand in their way as sub human.
especially since the French are also in it for self-interest--they don't like the idea of the US screwing up Franco-Iraqi oil arrangements.
portland.indymedia.org /en/2003/02/44597.shtml   (850 words)

  
 French Military History
War of the Augsburg League / King William's War / French and Indian War - Lost, but claimed as a tie.
The war also gave the French their first taste of a Marlboro, which they have loved every since.
Also, the French and Indian War should come just after the War of Spanish Succession, and just before the American Revolution.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/842379/posts   (664 words)

  
 The Complete Military History of France   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
In the second most important battle in world history (Salamis is the 1st) Charles The Hammer (Charlegmagne's grandfather) turned back the Muslim Hordes at the battle of Tours in 732(?).
Accompanying a French female executive alone on a business trip for four days who refused to speak with me for no reason except dislike of Americans.
I noted some interesting contrasts between the French and German countryside: The French are an incredibly filthy people...public restrooms rival the worst living conditions I have ever seen in the Third World.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/news/837486/posts?page=2   (2575 words)

  
 FRENCH MILITARY HISTORY » Outside The Beltway | OTB
Three ties in a row induces deluded Frogophiles to label the period as the height of French military power.
French forces plead sickness, take to bed with the Dien Bien Flu - Algerian Rebellion: Lost.
Loss marks the first defeat of a western army by a Non-Turkish Muslim force since the Crusades, and produces the First Rule of Muslim Warfare; “We can always beat the French.” This rule is identical to the First Rules of the Italians, Russians, Germans, English, Dutch, Spanish, Vietnamese and Esquimaux.
www.outsidethebeltway.com /archives/2003/02/french_military_history   (566 words)

  
 Westray.org French Military History Humor Page
This is later known as "de Gaulle Syndrome", and leads to the Second Rule of French Warfare;
This rule is identical to the First Rules of the Italians, Russians, Germans, English, Dutch, Spanish, Vietnamese and Esquimaux.
Thousands of French military rifles...excellent condition...never fired...only dropped once.
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 French Military History - MP3Car.com Forums
Sorry if I offend anyone but the French are a bunch of useless assholes.
How about I say the french UN members are assholes.
As for calling the french arrogant, same goes for the americans.....
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 Find in a Library: French military history, 1661-1799 : a guide to the literature
French military history, 1661-1799 : a guide to the literature
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 Silflay Hraka
So, after 58 years, the French have decided that they prefer Vichy after all.
When the Vichy regime was in power, one could pretty much do what one wanted when it came to those troublesome Jews.
Ignore, delay and appease describe the French character as well as anything else, excepts perhaps "Unions, Vacations and Occasional Showers!".
silflayhraka.blogspot.com /2003_01_19_silflayhraka_archive.html   (6411 words)

  
 IGN Maps on French Military History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Anyone traveling in France and who is interested in military history should obtain the following map guides produced by
Road map of France showing the architectual remains of some of the greatest structures in Western European warfare.
Road map of France showing the major battles (land and off-shore naval engagements) and sieges, from Alesia (52 BC), through the Middle Ages, and up to the mid-twentith century.
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 French Military History - The Michigan Sportsman Forums
French Military History - The Michigan Sportsman Forums
British were far more charming then French, ended up victors.
But you forgot to mention frances decisive victory over green peace.
www.michigan-sportsman.com /forum/showthread.php?t=96496   (1016 words)

  
 French Military History
French military history from 486 -1956 including all battles the French were involved in overseas, also French Revolutionary wars, Napoleonic wars, Franco-Prussian war, World War I and World War II.
To see full range of military prints of French military history view galleries on left.
Major battles and wars fought by the French Nation from 486-1956
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 The History Guy: Military History Links
More links to detailed war pages will be added soon.
Lee, R. "The History Guy: Military History Links"
Copyright © 1998-2006 Roger A. Lee and History Guy Media; Last Modified: 01.22.06
www.historyguy.com /Militarylinks.html   (249 words)

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