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Book One World War Three 1946

Book One World War Three 1946
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Saturday, May 15, 2010

What the hell is De Gaulle doing?

What the hell is De Gaulle doing? Who authorized this? What is going on? He resigned for gods sake. He no longer has a post in the army. Why are they listening to him? This is ridiculous. This is a disaster for more than just France. Doesn't the idiot realize that? His little stunt will rip a hole in our lines that you can drive a Mac truck through. Does that stupid clown think we are really going to use an atomic bomb in France? The French and the rest of the world would hate us forever. The Brits might even pull out of the fight all together.

Well sir I guess he just has had enough. After spending all those years in England waiting to liberate his country and then to only see it free for a few gotta feel for the guy.

I don't give a rats ass for his feelings. His actions will kill a lot of people and not only Frenchmen. This could be a disaster in the making. Any ideas gentlemen on how we can rectify the situation?

Well sir it appears that De Gaulle and his rebel units are making their stand near the French border for both symbolic, political and practical reasons. It's easily defended from the the Soviet tanks and they are going to use some of the most historic battle grounds for his little drama. They are anchoring their right on the Maginot line defenses which are still intact and going to pivot South using the fortifications until he's surrounded.

He's counting on our support and is going to go down swinging. You know the French and their pride. They can be quite dramatic at times. Their history is full of futile and heroic stunts just like this. I kind of admire the guy myself.

Horse shit! How can we use this to our advantage? I need suggestions and I need them now!

Well sir we could possibly use this to further the Louisville Slugger operation.

How so? I would think that this would really mess it up and throw it out the window.

The Reds will see this as a huge hole in our lines and will come pouring through. If history is any guide they will then cut behind our lines and attempt to encircle us trapping as much personnel, equipment and supplies as they can. Just as they've done throughout the war so far. The key would be to make them swing wide enough to draw them in. Making them keep widening the net to trap more troops. Keep their attention of the coast and off us.

De Gaulle and his fanatics should be able to hold out at least a week, maybe more, slowing up the Soviet advance as they deal with the trapped French troops. They can't afford to leave a pissed off Frenchmen in their rear area. Plus it make for good headlines for the people back home. All those French troops surrendering makes for good propaganda films. This will slow up the advance towards the South.

We use the time to separate our forces and follow the plan Griddle presented by the JCS last month. Meanwhile the Brits get their act together and along with the French forces that are still in the fight, form around Le Havre just like we planned. Then we execute Louisville Slugger.

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