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the 9 (or was it 7?) divisions of the French armored mobile army had not been sent to rescue the  previously treachorously neutral Netherlands, they could have been used as a reserve, and they would have easily cut behind Guderian's ten Panzer divisions, and Hitler would have lost the war completely right there.

As it was, after rushing 400 kms in 2 days, they could not turn around (although they tried, but tanks cannot go that far without breakdowns).

Cioran, in indeed superb French, is deducing philosophy from general Gamelin's befuddled mind... Silly. But not some of what he says cannot be used... It's like the Qur'an...  

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by Patrice Ayme on Thu Jun 11th, 2009 at 01:34:53 PM EST
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had cut the dikes behind the French tanks, expecting just what happened...

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by Patrice Ayme on Thu Jun 11th, 2009 at 01:36:12 PM EST
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