French Engineering-A Thing To Behold

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    Ah, well - these are the folks who pinned all their hopes for withstanding Hitler on the Maginot Line. Only snag was, the Line ended at the Belgian border. Hitler WENT AROUND IT.

    Go figure.
     
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    LOL and a few German paratroopers took out what was left and used it !
     
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    I'm racking my brain, trying to think of a faster, more complete collapse of a supposed world power. I can't.
     
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    Yes, it was taken by an American spy working for the Otis elevator company. They sent him out on a mission to discover how NOT to build an elevator and I think he struck paydirt.


    And that's the truth. Trust me. I'm at least as honest as Chirac.
     
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    And on it goes.
     
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    Than you can't be very honest...Chirac sure isn't the most honnest person in the world. I did think it was a funny picture though. I just think its easy to point to somehting like that and make fun of another country. I don't see how that speaks for french architecture, unless it was like that all over.
     
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    Here's the best part. Germany went through Belgium during the FIRST world war.
     
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    shhh dont tell the French that. They have never been beaten in battle...alright so i couldnt say that with a straight face any more than you guys are reading it with one.
     

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