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builttoughf250  [Team Member]
4/13/2009 11:30:49 PM
someone fill me in, why were FRENCH forces attacking U.S. forces landing on the beach in Morocco ?

the more i learn, the more i realize i need to learn...

just another reason to hate the french.
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Frank_The_Tank  [Team Member]
4/14/2009 12:19:47 AM
The Vichy French allied with Nazis after fall of France
builttoughf250  [Team Member]
4/14/2009 8:18:13 AM
ok, so it was a section of france that was basically without government- Hitler put them to work...
lew  [Team Member]
4/14/2009 2:48:13 PM
Originally Posted By builttoughf250:
ok, so it was a section of france that was basically without government- Hitler put them to work...


Pretty much. The Foreign Legion was fighting itself in Syria.
SecurityPolice  [Team Member]
4/14/2009 4:50:55 PM
When the Americans came ashore, they flew both a large American Flag and a large French Flag hoping the the Vichi French would not fight the U.S.. What the program Patton 360 does not tell you is the the U.S. Navy destroyed the French Navy so that Hitler would not have a larger navy than the US or the British. If Hilter had combined the French and German Navy, WW2 may have taken a lot longer to end.
Defensor_Fortis  [Member]
4/14/2009 5:10:50 PM
Yeah,

Not all the French in the area fought us, they were split. Even those living in Vichy France did not particularly love the Germans, but getting conflicting orders and having a fleet putting troops ashore, I don't really blame them for shooting first.


Having hated the French for most of my life, a visit to France made me hate individual Frenchmen very little, the French government (which they admit is really jacked up) very much. Most individual Frenchmen (even Parisians) are pretty decent. French Army/ Legion Etrangere troops I've met were professional and as good as any others I've met in any uniform from a major army.
AzSteven  [Team Member]
4/15/2009 5:38:10 PM
Originally Posted By SecurityPolice:
When the Americans came ashore, they flew both a large American Flag and a large French Flag hoping the the Vichi French would not fight the U.S.. What the program Patton 360 does not tell you is the the U.S. Navy destroyed the French Navy so that Hitler would not have a larger navy than the US or the British. If Hilter had combined the French and German Navy, WW2 may have taken a lot longer to end.


The destruction of the French fleet was done by the British, well before the US was even in WW2. Battle of Oran

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