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Posted on 08/20/2009 5:22:34 AM PDT by Cheap_Hessian
French anti-war campaigners have desecrated a statue of Winston Churchill in central Paris on the anniversary of the city's liberation from Nazi rule.
The night time attack saw the bronze hands of the £250,000 statue daubed in red paint.
The initials RH were also daubed on the statue, perhaps a reference to Rudolf Hess, Adolf Hitler's deputy, who flew to Britain at the height of the Second World War to allegedly try and make peace.
Instead, Churchill had him thrown in prison in 1941, and the war continued for a further four years.
After the war, Hess was tried at Nuremberg and jailed for life for war crimes. He died, aged 93, in Spandau Prison, 22 years ago this week in 1987.
Some in France view Churchill as a war criminal himself because of his decision to scuttle the Vichy French fleet in Tunisia rather than let it fall into the hands of Third Reich forces.
He is also remembered for ordering the Allied bombing of occupied France, which led to thousands of French deaths.
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Boy you Frogs, the insults never end. If you’re not loading Jews into box cars, you’re pissing on the people trying to stop you. I liked it better when Chirac was president of France - a pussy like him adequately reflected the French character of the populace. You’ve got Sarkozy as the President, a guy that kicks ass on Islamofascists and bangs supermodels. Let me tell you, he’s not a normal Frenchman.
Well, UK does have it's share of skinheads.
For those who don't know about Rudolf Hess he wasn't speaking for Hitler when he tried to escape from Germany ~ and he was imprisoned for life on account of his responsibility for STARTING THE WAR. He was, so to speak, a well-known war criminal. He was spared from death.
Churchill would probably get a good laugh, no?
He was a bad man for refusing to surrender Great Britain.
And of course some of the French will never forgive hiim for plotting with America to throw the out their beloved Nazi overlords.
Ever get the feeling we would have been better off if we let the Germans keep France?
Remember, France continues to have neo-Nazis but just because they’ve tried to take credit for this action, you gotta’ take a look at how the writer put the story together. It is not altogether clear that the writer disagrees with his informants regarding Churchill ~ and alas, he’s entirely too ready to let the blame fall on disaffected French neo-Nazis and not on the whole European neo-Nazi movement (which includes Brits, French, Germans, Poles, Ukrainians, etc.) ~ and then there’s the now native Islamofascist movement and they have their own list of complaints against Churchill.
That’s because he’s Hungarian.
No great French leader ever was... Napoleon I was Italian.
Maybe they ruined Churchill's statue because he said ‘DeGaulle is a disgrace’. (And he was right)
That is because Sarko is of Hungarian descent. French can only succeed under non French leaders. Napoleon was corsican.
I was completely unaware of that and yet totally unsurprised.
Just to be fair, over 500,000 French members of the resistance were horribly tortured and killed by the Nazis.
Not all French are like these kooks.
More likely zero will give the French a statue of himself and a DVD, in the wrong format, of his speeches.
Can you think of a greater legacy?
disgusting, unappreciative loons
1) You can't scuttle someone else’s fleet - you sink it.
2) Oran is nowhere near Tunisia.
It was the funniest thing I had ever read in The Onion.
I think that this would be a good place to post a few French jokes, how about you?
For sale: French battle rifles. Never fired, and only dropped once.
Why do they grow trees along the Champs Elyse? So that German soldiers can march in the shade.
Who says the French can't win a war... They did beat Greenpeace!
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