Jan 18, 2004

One for Blackfive 

This one's for you, Matt (and Jennifer too, historically speaking).

From Stephen Ambrose's excellent Americans at War, detailing a conversation between Generals Eisenhower and Marshall after Ike had an argument with de Gaulle:

"The French continue to be difficult," he complained to Marshall. "I must say that next to the weather I think they have caused me more trouble in this war than any other single factor." Thinking all the way back to the darkest days of December 1941 and putting the French in perspective, he added, " They even rank above landing craft."


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