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Old May 30th, 2015, 05:18 AM   #1
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Which country played the greatest role in winning WW1, Britain, or France?


West , Italian and Balkan Front . But if you desire comment about Middle East and Russia....For me the French army are the best. to the difference of the second world war .but i think the British an equal courage , heroism and sacrifice as their French comrades. I salute the US contribution ( alas came late) The Belgian and Italian Army have my respect and Admiration and for Balkan im glad a French general Louis Franchet D'Esperey lead the Allied Army in Salonica Front
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Old May 30th, 2015, 05:49 AM   #2
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West , Italian and Balkan Front . But if you desire comment about Middle East and Russia....For me the French army are the best. to the difference of the second world war .but i think the British an equal courage , heroism and sacrifice as their French comrades. I salute the US contribution ( alas came late) The Belgian and Italian Army have my respect and Admiration and for Balkan im glad a French general Louis Franchet D'Esperey lead the Allied Army in Salonica Front
I would say that France contributed the most followed by Russia or Britain.
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Old May 30th, 2015, 06:01 AM   #3

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US contribution come late ? After they been played for fools and fighting to enlarge the British and French Empire by hundred of thousands square miles and millions of subjects (under pretext to make the world safe for democracy), and seeing how the British and French walked away from their war debts. It was a horrible decision to join the war in the first place. 116,000 Americans had made the supreme sacrifice for nothing, and should have stayed out instead.
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West , Italian and Balkan Front . But if you desire comment about Middle East and Russia....For me the French army are the best. to the difference of the second world war .but i think the British an equal courage , heroism and sacrifice as their French comrades. I salute the US contribution ( alas came late) The Belgian and Italian Army have my respect and Admiration and for Balkan im glad a French general Louis Franchet D'Esperey lead the Allied Army in Salonica Front
France on land, Britain at sea. Although the difference in size of role between both countries is not great. Fighting on ones own soil does tend to lead to greater endeavour.
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I never ,never, never writte U.S come for nothing and i visited numerous time the memoriales in Lorraine and Pas de Calais. I respect and honore their memory because this Boys and Girls fight and die in France for our mutual democratic principles

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France on land, Britain at sea. Although the difference in size of role between both countries is not great. Fighting on ones own soil does tend to lead to greater endeavour.

Yes and i never understand for whats the Marine National was to concentrate its forces in the Mediterranean amaintaining a mainly defensive position in the north (North Sea, English Channel, Atlantic coast) and lets for Royal Navy the entire Atlantic zone
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I never ,never never writte US come for nothing and i visited numerous time the memoriales in Lorraine and Pas de Calais. I respect and honore their memory because this Boys and Girls Fight and die in France for our mutual democratic principles
I don't think WW1 was about democracy or freedom. It was about crushing a powerful enemy. Which is why they didn't let Germany and Austria unite despite it being the will of their people.
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I don't think WW1 was about democracy or freedom. It was about crushing a powerful enemy. Which is why they didn't let Germany and Austria unite despite it being the will of their people.
Sensei i think you understimated the French nationalism based of revenge and the return of Alsace Lorraine mixed with freedom ideals and the protection of our republic . Voila for whats the majority of the Frenchmen ( the common men, the middle class) enter in the war with enthusiastically.
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Sensei i think you understimated the French nationalism based of revenge and the return of Alsace Lorraine mixed with freedom ideals and the protection of our republic . Voila for whats the majority of the Frenchmen ( the common men, the middle class) enter in the war with enthusiastically.
They could have been enthusiastic about the chance to settle the score and take back Alsace Lorraine. The Entente greedil carved up the Empires of their enemies and tried to use the League of Nations and take up the banner ofcollective security to preserve their dominance in world affairs. So I have to look at all their actions with skepticism. There's also the fact that they were allied with Russia for most of it and Russia was the most authoritarian country in Europe.
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I think they were fairly even, France bore the brunt of the fighting until 1916 then Britain took over until 1918 when both countries delivered the final blow to Germany, with American help.
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