noun: The French high command's definition for a retreat or surrender where minimal casualties are suffered and the wine and cheese cellars are still intact.
French Commander: =Insert Snooty French Laugh= "Zis wuz one of our greatest French Military Victories"
Enemy commander: "We don't have enough room in our prison camps so we massacred off half your army and ate and drank all your cheese and wine"
French Commander: "Sacre Bleu!"
A complete list of French Military Victories:
The word "French military victories" followed by a blank space implies that there have been no French military victories.
The Battle of Yorktown, Sep-Oct 1781. The decisive battle of the American Revolution, fought with equal parts French and American soldiers.
The U.S.A. exists because France's citizens fought alongside us when we needed them most. And then America and France kinda went to war while France and Britian were at war, and then France fell into revolution and Britian and America went to war, and, did I mention? the British and the Americans fought the French before all this even began. With Injuns! Anyway, America eventually went to war with itself, and the West Point generals from the South battled the West Point generals from the North, and then we hooked back up with France and Britian and together kicked the crap out of the Axis.
French Military Victories. I only need this one to make all the other definitions realize how stupid they are.
An ironic mistake by Google, which said that no results can be found for "French Military Victories" if you click the "I'm feeling lucky" button.
The irony is that France has actually won more battles and wars over the last six hundred years than any other country in Europe.
Stupid man: Did you know that there have never been any French Military Victories?
Average man: Did you know that you're an idiot?
There have been many throughout history, including notably the American War of Independence
Without the French at the Battle of Yorktown, Americans would be singing God Save The Queen before baseball games.
Victories of the nation who fought and won more wars and battles than any other nation in the world.
French military victories? There are so many because you know....France won more wars and battles than any other nation in the world.
No that's not true because I'm a sad ignorant cunt.
French military victories.
France conquered most of Europe under Napolean. As well the French won battles in the bloody and brutal battles in the Liri Valley,where one can visit French war cemetaries where thousands of French soldiers fought and died for freedom.
It should also be remembered that the US has never won a major war alone,other than the civil war,the largest alone was the Spanish-American war.
Note: The following list of French military victories is necessarily incomplete. It also includes actions in which only French peoples participated or in which they participated decisively (the Crimean War, for example, will be listed here as a French military victory because France supplied 400,000 of the 660,000 Western troops and French troops carried out the important attacks at Malakoff; the other Western participants were Britain and Sardinia. A conflict like World War II, on the other hand, will not be listed as a French military victory because France was not decisive in bringing about the victory, even though France was a winner in the end).
If starting from the Gauls....
-Battle of the Allia (387 BCE): A Gallic force under Brennus destroys a Roman army and sacks Rome itself, leading to the destruction of all prior Roman historical records.
-Siege of Gergovia (52 BCE): Vercingetorix hands Caesar the worst defeat of his career.
(note: the Franks fall under both French and German military history since they laid the political foundations for both countries)
-Battle of Soissons (486): The Franks under Clovis I defeat the last Roman army in Gaul.
-Battle of Tolbiac (496): The Franks under Clovis I defeat the Alamanni tribe.
-Battle of Vouillé (507): The Franks under Clovis I defeat the Visigoths under Alaric II, the conqueror of Spain.
As a result of these victories, the domains of Clovis quadruple.
-Battle of Toulouse (721): The Aquita...