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Worlds thinnest book: French War heros.

How many speeds does the new French tank have? Three reverse and one forward in case they are attacked from the rear.
 

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At the Paris air show, you can always spot the French fighter planes--just look for the back up lights.

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D. For all of Franklin's considerable efforts, the French government did so on their terms, in their own good time, for reasons of their own. They saw an opportunity to hurt England. Helping us was a byproduct. Even so, I thank them for it. However, that debt has been repaid many, many times over. Where is their gratitude?
 

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I know about the little man, he returned to France after his trip to Russia with 10% of his army. As lead, he left 90% dead. Great general, what?
 

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I love France because- because.....Crap I can't think of a single reason to even like France,except for The Statue of Liberty, and french fries....They still think they are a world power, although they haven't been since 1815. They've never been greatful when we send the Germans back out of Paris, and they are arrogant about it too.

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There was a conference in France where a number of
international engineers were taking part, including French
and American. During a break, one of the French engineers
came back into the room saying 'Have you heard the latest
dumb stunt Bush has done? He has sent an aircraft
carrier to Indonesia to help the tsunami victims. What
does he intended to do, bomb them?'
A Boeing engineer stood up and replied quietly: 'Our
carriers have three hospitals on board that can treat several
hundred people; they are nuclear powered and can supply
emergency electrical power to shore facilities; they
have three cafeterias with the capacity to feed 3,000
people three meals a day, they can produce several
thousand gallons of fresh water from sea water each
day, and they carry half a dozen helicopters for use in
transporting victims and injured to and from! their flight
deck. We have eleven such ships; how many does
France have?'

You could have heard a pin drop.


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A U.S. Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference
that included Admirals from the U.S., English, Canadian,
Australian and French Navies. At a cocktail reception,
he found himself standing with a large group of Officers
th at included personnel from most of those countries.
Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped
their drinks but a French admiral suddenly complained that,
whereas Europeans learn many languages, Americans learn
only English.' He then asked, 'Why is it that we always have
to speak English in these conferences rather than speaking
French?'
Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied 'Maybe
it's because the Brits, Canadians, Aussies and Americans
arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German.'

You could have heard a pin drop.


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AND THIS STORY FITS RIGHT IN WITH THE ABOVE...

Robert Whiting, an elderly gentleman of 83, arrived in
Paris by plane. At French Customs, he took a few minutes to locate his
passport in his carry on.
'You have been to France before, monsieur?' the customs officer
asked sarcastically.
Mr. Whiting admitted that he had been to France
previously
Then you should know enough to have your passport ready.'
The American said, ''The last time I was here, I didn't have to
show it.
'Impossible. Americans always have to show your passports
on arrival in France!'
The American senior gave the Frenchman a long hard
look. Then he quietly explained, ''Well, when I came ashore
at Omaha Beach on D-Day in 1944 to help liberate this country,
I couldn't find a single Frenchmen to show a passport to.'

You could have heard a pin drop.
 

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The French: Large group of small thinkers.


The simple fact that France would have voted for Obama was more than enough reason for me not to vote for him. (just 1 among the 1000 reasons)


The tank thing still wins Bob.
 

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Shutnlar, make that only one good reason. French fries are a Belgian invention, not from Froggieland.

Shot410ga, there are many of us who know a great deal about the War To End All Wars. Do the titles, "First Day On The Somme", "Goodbye To All That", "The Donkeys", "No Man's Land", "!918" (not the novel by John Dos Passos) etc., ring any bells? What about the names d'Espey, Haig, Rawlinson, Foch, von Kluck,
Petain, Gough, Hoffman, Mangin? And places such as Easter Valley, Plug Street, Matsurian Lakes, Izonso, Vimy Ridge, Marne, Via Sacree?

Don't underestimate the breadth and depth of knowledge on many subjects of many of the posters to this website, you might regret it.
 
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