Tuesday, April 11, 2006
My centre is giving way, my right is retreating, situation excellent, I am attacking.
--Marshal Foch, in a dispatch from the Battle of the Marne, which stopped the German advance into France at the beginning of WWI.
Check out the article I found that quote in, which is an interesting analysis of the failures of France and Italy as of late, and the muddled future that Europe seems to have.
Also, an interesting factoid: "Since , France has had five republics, two monarchies, two empires, two occupations, and one dictatorship."
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