"I rather have a German Division in front of me than a French division behind me."
Gen. George Patton
Well, the source did not say. But it is know that Patton lead all the way to Paris and then had to stop and let De Gaulle go ahead of him into Paris. Why? It was Patton that cleared the way!!!<quoted text>
Third time with this repetition. In what context did he say it? Why did he say it?
While you are at it, why don't you entertain us with what Patton had to say about Field Marshall Montgomery? And the slow British advances? Why don't you tell us what Patton had to say about U.S.General Bedell Smith? And about FDR?
You have to think of what people say in context, Rogue, understand them, take the time and place into consideration.
And before you accuse the French once more of cowardice, tell us about the 200,000 British soldiers with their back against the sea at Dunkerque as they retreated from the German onslaught. Many reasons for this huge British defeat, and good ones too, as there were just as many valid ones for France's defeat at the hands of the Blitzkrieg. All sides suffered degeats in war. All sides disparaged their allies one way or another. But they did set their words and differences aside and won. That is what counts.