Yes...by winning the war and defeating Nazi Germany
Ike wanted to bypass Paris, it would has let enough times to German for a lot of destruction and oppresion, free French went for it
Not as barely as you claim, as usual you've got a mediocre and biased knowledge.
The Free French also received equipment from Britain and yes, they were barely in the war
Bir Hackeim was very important, they, maybe saved the 8th army of a complete destruction.
In Tunisia French and British helped americans to prevent a complete rout in Kaserine and French mountains troops were a lot of appreciated in this campaign.
Ike advocated for reamarment of French, here is an interesting quote " i ever wonder if Roosevelt makes war to German or to French"
They played an important role during the campaign of Italy and a major role in Provence landing.
According Patton the 2d DB was his best armored division (maybe with his third one) and Leclerc wasn't "barely" in his manoeuvre in Jura besides the liberation of Paris had a very important politic role.
About French resistance, Ike was very clear, "it represented a help of around 15 divisions"
, mainly of course, concerning intelligence.
For instance, allies were very well informed by French resistance in Normandy.
That's not the point though - De Gaulle would have you believe that France was liberated by Frenchmen with no assistance;[
QUOTE][/QUOTE] First, it's important to point out that you claim many wrong things by your own and that this is influenced by questionable prejudices.
Never De gaulle thought that France was liberated only by French, it was the meaning of his call since June 1940.
You ever don't know this.....
Where has ANYONE doubted the courage of the French fighting soldier ?????
Germans considered that generally, the best western allied soldiers were French, they were much more respectful than you about them.
"Only French are able to win such stupefying victories" Hitler 1942
"The soldiers i fear the more are French" Kesselring 1943
i can multiply Germans general quotes about French soldiers, for instance: "the best soldiers i've ever fought during the two world war" general balck.
I don't intend to be of the same bad faith than you and to deny the desaster of 1940, panics of french troops during this campaign and to speak ill of americans or British in the same way you speak ill of French.
I have not an excessive and nationalist mindset.
and i don't pretend to claim that French are supermen.
It would be very easy (and silly
) to diss about americans for kasserine, Pearl harbor Philippine campaign of 1942 or about British who took the bus for Dunkirk and to Crete or about Russians for their defeats in 1941.
I can't resist to notice that often your argues are of poor qualities and irrelevant besides i wonder what do yo mean exactly?
Do you pretend that French would be subhuman or untermenshen if you prefer?
French would be coward
What's you problem with French, was you ex wife a French?
Wow @Poly, i couldn't deam of a best argue of how it's stupid to make fun of French military than your attitude in this thread.
You even reproached to french that they asked to British to add a "E" to concord, what a crime!!!!! Your behaviour is an excellent argue for those who denounce how unfair and silly is to moke on over people using stupid cliche.