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Well-equipped, with excellent tanks and artillery, the infantry divisions were
numerous and confident of fighting off the hated Boche as they had twenty two
years before. This was not the same war though, and the French infantrymen found
themselves all too often fighting off German armoured units which had
outmanoeuvred them as the Blitzkrieg rolled across Europe.
It was for the honour of France and their regiments that so many Frenchmen
dug in and fought it out against a more technologically and tactically advanced
foe. By the time of the cease fire they had killed 27,000 Germans but had
suffered appalling losses of nearly 100,000 dead and 250,000 wounded. Many
brave Frenchmen went on to fight against the Allies with Vichy France, ensuring
admiration and loathing in equal measure, whilst others would return to France
with the Allied invasion in 1944 to reclaim their homeland…
4 French Army HQ figures
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