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Monday, February 16, 2004

This is coolbert: Here is an interesting observation concerning French military ability. During the Korean War, the French sent an infantry battalion to fight in Korea. This at the time the French were of course occupied with the fighting in Vietnam. This battalion was commanded by a Major General who took a demotion to Major just to command the battalion in combat in Korea!!?? Now, in Korea this battalion acquitted itself with distinction. Fought in combat with the Chinese communist troops and did very well. However, upon leaving Korea, this same battalion was sent to Vietnam where it was wiped out in fighting with the Viet Minh. How is this possible?



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