I swear, this gif was like made for this post. (*≧▽≦)ﾉ
Flaphack #7: *Magically transform an old concert lanyard into a soothing pancake scented car freshener!
*not actually magic
DENNY’S WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU EVEN DOING
denny’s has the best social media marketing team ever look at this look at it
they knew their restaurant was the equivalent of 3am nightblogging and they just went with it
The best part is that it totally works.
It’s not like the French are the most militarily successful country in Europe and have troops across the globe right now.
Nope, let’s remember their defeat in one war, where the military kept fighting after the government surrendered, and the people on the ground, including civilians, led one of the largest guerrilla campaigns in history.
From the American perspective, we saved their asses twice, once in both world wars.
Except in the first, they had been holding the fucking line and even winning most of the battles for 3 years until we had the courtesy to finally show.
Not to mention the French supplied us with most of our light machine guns, heavy machine guns, mortars, artillery, munitions, vehicles, horses, and airplanes because we had little of those when we entered the war. They also provided our armies training and military advisers because our “doughboys” had no practical experience in World War I warfare.
Not that it really mattered, by the time the American Expeditionary Force had arrived the German’s spring offensive had failed, and the British and French drove the Germans back to the Hidenburg Line and were preparing another offensive to drive the Germans out of France and Belgium entirely. In the meantime the Germans were clearly loosing, as they were suffering serious shortages of manpower, equipment, money, and resources. Things were so bad that the German people were suffering annual famines, called “turnip winters”. I would say Germany was pretty much done for before we even showed up.
So glad this post is getting shot down
Oh, and let’s point out that the main reason they surrendered to the Blitz was because none of the promised support, alliances, and defense did a goddamn thing, and turned into a desperate rout across the continent. Combine that with an actual memory of WWI as something other than all the young men leaving for a bit, but rather all the young men leaving for years, farms getting plowed with trenches and artillery shells, and just generally having an actual experience of total war at a stalemate, and if you don’t think that’s a very valid reason to fold, to save another generation from being butchered in muddy no man’s lands, well fuck you. America was sitting back and war profiteering, the British Empire was folding like a cheap card table, the only real “victories” won against the Whermacht were “successful allied withdrawal” at the cost of significant portions of the French military. And despite all of that, the French military kept fighting until the British Expeditionary Force finally withdrew, leaving continental Western Europe basically without any significant, large scale, conventional resistance against the Nazis.
So yeah, the French Government surrendered, because by doing that they were able to save most of their people, and much of their culture. Then America rolls in just over four years to the day to turn the French countryside into a muddy cratered hell, and you call that “saving” their asses? The world abandoned France.