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Nice video of De Gaulle addressing Poles


Polonia1 3 | 53
14 Nov 2010 #1
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I wonder if the French generally hold Poland/Poles in such high regards and respect

Could we have a little translation/summary, please
convex 20 | 3,978
14 Nov 2010 #2
Dear and noble Poland, A heartfelt message to all Poles , thank you, goodbye. Long live Poland, dear, noble, brave Poland.

CDG spent a good long while in Poland. It's a shame that he didn't do more to help Poland after the war (as one of the victors).
OP Polonia1 3 | 53
14 Nov 2010 #3
after the war

Or during it, like attack the Germans from the west w/ the British as they promised
convex 20 | 3,978
14 Nov 2010 #4
CDG wasn't running France at the time.
OP Polonia1 3 | 53
14 Nov 2010 #5
wasn't he a General during that time, surly he could have given some military advice/pressure

But cnt blame him I suppose
convex 20 | 3,978
14 Nov 2010 #6
wasn't he a General during that time, surly he could have given some military advice/pressure

He was a colonel who wasn't exactly held in high regard.
Bzibzioh
14 Nov 2010 #7
Dear and noble Poland, A heartfelt message to all Poles , thank you, goodbye. Long live Poland, dear, noble, brave Poland.

In the second part he said "Wszystkim Polakom mówię z głębi serca 'dziękuję wam'. Żegnajcie. Jeszcze Polska, nasz droga, szlachetna, waleczna Polska [kinda missing the end]

I wonder what he is thanking us for?
convex 20 | 3,978
14 Nov 2010 #8
Don't know, looks like it was recorded in the late 60s though.
Sokrates 8 | 3,346
14 Nov 2010 #9
wasn't he a General during that time, surly he could have given some military advice/pressure

He tried, he was one of the few advocates of the actual pre-emptive strike and mobile warfare but the french nation and its leaders at the time were

composed of cowards/idiots so his words fell on deaf ears.

He was a colonel who wasn't exactly held in high regard.

He was outright hated for his (reasonable and politically sound) views by a complacent and cowardly french high command.

CDG spent a good long while in Poland. It's a shame that he didn't do more to help Poland after the war (as one of the victors).

While France in 1939 outright betrayed Poland post war there wasnt much it could do, US treated the french with contempt and they could do as much as US allowed them to, by that time both UK and France became second rate powers in the US/USSR struggle.
Mr Grunwald 29 | 2,014
14 Nov 2010 #10
He was a colonel who wasn't exactly held in high regard.

Not only was he much popular among intellectual Frenchmen, he also was not that popular among Americans or the British! ;p

Ahh forgot to say I "bookmarked" the video or a similar one a long time ago :)
Like it how it says it in Polish! It is amazing and it shows that there are still some few French guys which still have their shiny armour somewhere hidden in their celler/closet ;)

Seems the first YT film is broken

Here is an other! :=)




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