The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Thursday, July 08, 2004
American Francophobia codified
Some amusement to be found in the USG pamphlet 112 Gripes about the French .
A taster in Gripe #5:
5. "I'll never love the French..” “I hate the French!"
This is not, you'll understand, any work of the current administration; I'd place it as early 1945 (there's a reference to billeting US forces in Strasbourg, which was liberated on November 23 1944 - by the French Second Armoured Division, following a relentless assault on all fronts by General de Gaulle - Eisenhower a model of American diplomacy on the point!).
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