Tuesday 23 January 2018

French did show bravery in WW2

Mary Kenny alludes to France's apparent "passive" defence of their country against the German panzers in WW2 (Irish Independent, October 25).

She must, however, remember that this passivity resulted in the deaths of over 50,000 French soldiers in this six-week battle, not to mention around 25,000 Germans who died.

What led to such a quick and decisive victory for the Wehrmacht was a much more mechanised, better equipped, and better-led army and not the lack of bravery on the part of the French.

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