During World War I
the French deserted, and mutinied against their commanding officers.
The French Army had zouvae
s from Algeria
, and troops from overseas.
Also the french changed uniforms druing World War I
from the blue trench coat
and blazer and red dress pants to all blue uniform. Their service cap
s looks like baseball caps
France, as a military power, has been the butt of jokes since the controversy over the liberation of Iraq in 2003. But France is a major world power, with a professional military that has superb equipment, much of it indigenously-designed and produced. France spends about $45 billion a year on defense, about 2.6 percent of France’s GDP.
One of the biggest claims France has to major power status is its nuclear arsenal. Consisting of four SSBNs, three Le Triomphant class and the L’Inflexible, each of these carries sixteen M4/M45 missiles, which have a range of 5300 kilometers, and carrying six MIRVs packing a 150-kiloton nuclear warhead. France also has a force of 70 Mirage 2000N bombers carrying the ASMP cruise missile, with a range of 300 kilometers and packing a 300-kiloton warhead. Super Etendards flying from the Charles de Gaulle can also carry this missile.
The French Army is also a powerful force. This force consists of eight brigades, and is now all-volunteer. This has made is much more capable. Equipped with a mixture of LeClerc (240) and AMX-30 (780) tanks, 1050 AMX-10 IFVs, 3820 VAB APCs, and a mix of artillery (216 towed 155mm artillery pieces and 372 self-propelled artillery pieces). The French Army also operates 80 Tigre attack helicopters and 267 Gazelle attack helicopters. Since shifting to an all-volunteer force, the French army has become much better in terms of quality, backed by career non-commissioned officers. This force has carried out operations...
The French Army has proven to be one of the most superior armies of the past. The key leaders of great French militaries are Charlesmagne, Louis XIV, and Napoleon.
Also, during its war of independence, the french were fighting a civil war AND invasions from England, Germany, Spain, Italy and from the Dutch. that is five incoming armies.
Many times people claim that the french army is poor because they lost in WW2. which neighboring country didn't lose to the Germans? the only reason that the English survived was becuase of the water.
Not to mention that the Americans would have never won their war of independence without the help of Lafayette and the French navy.
Stupid French Army jokes are based upon no real historical facts. One with a basic notion of history will tell you that the French have had one of the most succesful militaries in history
One of the most succesful and powerful conquerors was Napoleon leading the French Army, which struck fear into all of their oppenents hearts.
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"Hey Lou, I just saw the french army!"
36,000 people with their hands in the air.
The french army is the butt of many jokes. The accusations of cowardice are often strongly denied, although never when there's anyone else to hear. Just in case.
Material for some quite successful and amusing jokes
"How many French soldiers does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Ten. Ten French soldiers to surrender to the lightbulb one American to come in and do it for them."
Hear about the new French army tanks? Two gears: Stop and reverse.
A French captain got the honor of talking to a British captain and asked "why do you wear red coats?" The British captain responded "It's to raise morale by keeping our men from seeing us bleed." The French captain says "What a novel idea. From now on, all French captains will wear yellow pants!"
Weak ass army, that doesn't know what guns are. Its made of 2 guys.
The french army is filled with campers, NOOBS, Blake.
Civilions and a truck with a 50 cal.
OH no the french army is coming, wait what french army?