Vanity Fair Magazine Articles
The Atlantic Monthly Articles
The Outlook Articles
People Today Articles
American Legion Monthly Articles
Sea Power Magazine Articles
Confederate Veteran Magazine Articles
flapper magazine Articles
La Baionnette Articles
PIC Magazine Articles
Outing Magazine Articles
Stage Magazine Articles
Life Magazine  Articles
National Park Service Histories Articles
Punch Magazine Articles
Men's Wear Articles
Current Literature Articles
The New York Times Articles
Hearst's Sunday American Articles
Click Magazine Articles
Creative Art Magazine Articles
Rob Wagner's Script Articles
The New Republic Articles
American Legion Weekly Articles
The Smart Set Articles
Photoplay Magazine Articles
Leslie's Magazine Articles
Ken Magazine Articles
PM  Articles
Saturday Review of Literature Articles
The Dial Magazine Articles
Theatre Arts Magazine Articles
The North American Review Articles
Direction Magazine Articles
'47 Magazine Articles
Film Spectator Articles
Film Daily Articles
Trench Warfare History Articles

 




Article Surfer
<— Prev    |    Next —>

An AMERICAN LEGION WEEKLY article by the noted war correspondent Frederick Palmer (1873 - 1958) who reported on the French and British armies as they attempted to hold-off the Nazi onslaught of 1940. In this article, Palmer referred often to walking this same ground with the American Army during the 1914 - 1918 war just twenty-one years earlier; he found the French to be confident of a decisive victory:

"They felt quite secure, as did all the people I met, - secure behind the wonderful Maginot Line. The door was fast locked against the ancient enemy...All the set guns in their fixed positions, all the fields of barbed wire and tank obstacles faced the Rhine to meet a frontal attack. Occasionally a skeptic whispered the question, 'What if an invading army should get behind the Maginot Line?'"
"And this was to happen."

This article is complemented by this 1940 article which reported on the wonders of "Blitzkrieg" and the fall of France.

Click here to read the observations of U.S. Army lieutenant Louis L'Amour concerning 1946 Paris.

More primary source articles about W.W. II France can be read here...

     


With the French as Their Army Collapsed  (American Legion Weekly, 1940)

With the French as Their Army Collapsed  (American Legion Weekly, 1940)

With the French as Their Army Collapsed  (American Legion Weekly, 1940)

With the French as Their Army Collapsed  (American Legion Weekly, 1940)

With the French as Their Army Collapsed  (American Legion Weekly, 1940)

With the French as Their Army Collapsed  (American Legion Weekly, 1940)

With the French as Their Army Collapsed  (American Legion Weekly, 1940)

Article Surfer
<— Prev    |    Next —>

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copyright 2008 Old Magazine Articles