Thursday, April 06, 2017
WW1 - French Fun
Some French troops having fun with captured German helmets. This is from 1917, which was the year of the French mutinies that nearly ended the war. The French are much maligned as 'surrender monkeys'. This is a strange reputation considering they were the most feared military force for a century. Most of 19th Century European continental policy was on containing the fierce French. It is possible immediacy bias as they did roll over quickly in WW2, and then lost in Vietnam... which has been a losing fight for many a foreign invader.