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Old 11-30-2016, 06:34 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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Everybody knows that Prussian saved that battle, read Les Miserables, the book by Victor Hugo.
Everybody knows that the Prussians didn't enter the fray until the end more like, and what about Trafalgar? Was that the Prussians too? Nelson didn't just defeat the French and Spanish at Trafalgar he 'obliterated' them, he destroyed their fleet, Nelson did not lose any of his 27 ships while sinking 18 of the 33 he was against, just think on that for a moment. Once again the British had to face up to a European tyrant and once again the British prevailed, before Waterloo Wellington had pushed the French out of Portugal and Spain, Napolean, Philip of Spain, Hitler all thought that invading Britain was a 'piece of cake' and all of them learned the hard way. The British were savvy enough to realise that being an island having the worlds most powerful navy was probably a good idea.

 
Old 11-30-2016, 06:37 AM
 
Location: France, Bordeaux
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Anyway we have already invaded you 1000 years ago.
 
Old 11-30-2016, 06:48 AM
 
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As I said, invading England is a piece of cake, but General "The Channel" made it difficult. The Channel is not English but a geographical strait.
 
Old 11-30-2016, 06:50 AM
 
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Anyway we have already invaded you 1000 years ago.
The Normans might have, but certainly not the French
 
Old 11-30-2016, 06:52 AM
 
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Everybody knows that the Prussians didn't enter the fray until the end more like, and what about Trafalgar? Was that the Prussians too? Nelson didn't just defeat the French and Spanish at Trafalgar he 'obliterated' them, he destroyed their fleet, Nelson did not lose any of his 27 ships while sinking 18 of the 33 he was against, just think on that for a moment. Once again the British had to face up to a European tyrant and once again the British prevailed, before Waterloo Wellington had pushed the French out of Portugal and Spain, Napolean, Philip of Spain, Hitler all thought that invading Britain was a 'piece of cake' and all of them learned the hard way. The British were savvy enough to realise that being an island having the worlds most powerful navy was probably a good idea.
Wellington was a vandal and a pirate, he destroyed all Spanish industry and was even more destructive than Napoleon's troops. Nelson croaked blown by a cannon while attempting to pirate the Canaries.

English pirated Galicia often, you should not defend them so heartly.
 
Old 11-30-2016, 06:53 AM
 
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As I said, invading England is a piece of cake, but General "The Channel" made it difficult. The Channel is not English but a geographical strait.
The channel wasn't a big obstacle for all those Romans, Vikings and Normans who invaded though was it Car-Sick?
 
Old 11-30-2016, 06:53 AM
 
Location: France, Bordeaux
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Old 11-30-2016, 07:02 AM
 
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The Normans might have, but certainly not the French

Normans were French, and as it was a "crusade", there were people from all Europe. The Armada was also a crusade with many nationalities to protect Catholics in England. The storms swept away ships.
 
Old 11-30-2016, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Finland
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And you know this how exactly? You do realise don't you that Blucher only turned up AFTER Napolean was defeated right?
Every single source in history says it. Wellingtan would've lost.
 
Old 11-30-2016, 07:41 AM
 
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Normans were French, and as it was a "crusade", there were people from all Europe. The Armada was also a crusade with many nationalities to protect Catholics in England. The storms swept away ships.
Not strictly, they were the descendants of Viking raiders (Norsemen) whom ruled a large area of what is now northern France.

And the Spanish Armada was forced to retreat north to Scotland, where it encountered the storm that was to finish it off, because they were pretty much being beaten!
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