(VIDÉO) « Pour le monde entier, la France est une nation de lâches »
The key reason is the loss against Hitler’s army in 1940. It was an astonishingly fast defeat. The Germans were very well prepared, but actually their army was inferior, see for details. We lost by stupidity. But we also lost by cowardice: My grandmother told me that she saw as a kid two German soldiers taking around 50 French soldiers prisoners.
All the story after, the, , , ,
is a desperate attempt to reverse that. I disagree with the Indochine war being proof of cowardice. We were honorably military beaten and the American as well by the same general . In Algeria, the French Army eventually succeeded in regaining control but the General de Gaulle had to give independence in order to keep France a democratic state.
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