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    France has withdrawn its ambassador to Italy due to being bantered off with shít...

    ...housery.

    Truly. This is not a joke. I mean it's very funny, but it's not a joke.

    Fair play to the eyeties imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Burney View Post
    ...housery.

    Truly. This is not a joke. I mean it's very funny, but it's not a joke.

    Fair play to the eyeties imo.
    Imagine if they had a war. Who would surrender first?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir C View Post
    Imagine if they had a war. Who would surrender first?
    UK Remainers, probably. Always seem to be ready to roll over at the first sign hardship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir C View Post
    Imagine if they had a war. Who would surrender first?
    It could be the shortest war in history (a record we currently hold for when we smashed up Zanzibar, of course).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir C View Post
    Imagine if they had a war. Who would surrender first?
    Slightly harsh on the ghosts of Verdun imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    Slightly harsh on the ghosts of Verdun imo.
    Yeah, but that’s where they shot their bolt, y’see? Falkenhayn succeeded in his intention to ‘bleed France white’. What he didn’t grasp was that in doing so, he’d do the same to Germany.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    Slightly harsh on the ghosts of Verdun imo.
    One might suggest that it was the experience of Verdun which prompted the French military to choose early surrender over the mincing machine that is holding one's ground in a steadfast, British fashion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir C View Post
    One might suggest that it was the experience of Verdun which prompted the French military to choose early surrender over the mincing machine that is holding one's ground in a steadfast, British fashion.
    Well, it was more the utter catastrophe of the Nivelle offensives a year later, to be fair. Their collective bottle went and they haven’t won a war in a century as a result.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir C View Post
    One might suggest that it was the experience of Verdun which prompted the French military to choose early surrender over the mincing machine that is holding one's ground in a steadfast, British fashion.
    Indeed. A little easier, of course, to stand firm with 26 miles of water between you and the opponent after he has already let you run away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ash View Post
    Indeed. A little easier, of course, to stand firm with 26 miles of water between you and the opponent after he has already let you run away.
    Have you been reading a book about British military history authored by Owen Jones? Top tip: there are plenty of respected historians who can educate you with, y’know, facts.

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