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Our French chums get something right

This is on the outside wall of the Mayor's Office in my Ma's village in France:



I have not been able to find a full translation (1) anywhere, and lack the energy to do one myself, but if I say it is the equivalent of 'We will fight them on the beaches' that will convey the idea.  Does anyone think there is a municipality in these parts that would greet visitors with our equivalent?


(1) It does not look to follow the exact text of either the 18/6 address or the 22/6 address.

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Blogger ScotsToryB said... 6:00 pm

Well, we had Marx they had Khomeini we had/they had except we had De Gaulle (why the unnecessary append 'le'?) and we had Churchill.

Jeu, set et Paris, I propose.

Perhaps if Mr Paine had managed to start a revolution in Britannia we would have had the right to liberty, freedom, happiness etc.
and an exiled hero worthy of quoting?

STB.  



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