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Old 18th July 2008, 15:41
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Re: Book on French AF 1939-40?

Amen to that Laurent - well said. The French Air Forces in 1939/40 were generally well-equipped but badly utilised by a high command paralysed by indecision - particularly when it mattered most. Despite this the vast majority of its pilots and aircrews fought magnificently even when the outcome was no longer in question. Regretably most British authors continue to cling to the outrageous belief that the French were merely a load of 'cheese-eating surrender-monkeys' - an insult as pathetic as it is misguided. As a consequence most available English-language accounts follow the same despicable line in perpetuating this grotesquely distorted view of history.