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Crécy

Warren Ellis's historical tale about the Battle of Crécy ( "one of the most important battles of the Hundred Years' War"</a> )

An amazing amount of historically accurate xenophobia, foul language, and stupid, stupid French aristocracy.


More here, also notable for the phrase "Cheese-eating surrender monkeys", which has it's own quite long Wikipedia entry. Including the following tidbit - ex-Goodie Graeme Garden turned the phrase around, referring to Americans as "Burger-eating invasion monkeys".

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wirrrn
Dec. 21st, 2007 01:00 pm (UTC)

Hee! Warren Ellis channeling Ennis!

Graeme Garden for the win! Another reason to adore him, aside from him looking like Hannibal Lecter now *g*
drhoz
Dec. 21st, 2007 01:58 pm (UTC)
he had amazing sideburns :) the joke in the travelling show I went to see with them, was great too :D
terminotaur
Dec. 21st, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
I always thought that stupid "cheese eating surrender monkeys" line was particularly short sighted. These were the same folks that hounded the British for quite some time, controlled a good chunk of Europe once, and colonized quite a few foreign lands.

The country hurling the insult, well, if looking at military victories, are rather spotty in the win/loss/tie ratio. Not to mention they really seemed to take their time getting involved in that little dust up that they like to pin cowardice on the French for. :D

Some of the same things could be said for feelings of entitlement, though I have to admit sometimes agreeing with it when viewing the local population a few provinces over. :)
terminotaur
Dec. 21st, 2007 04:14 pm (UTC)
But the comic is quite interesting. It always seemed a little odd to me, the rivalry, especially given how much French was incorporated into English. :)
drhoz
Dec. 22nd, 2007 01:19 am (UTC)
the conquering of England probably had a lot to do with it :D
drhoz
Dec. 22nd, 2007 01:18 am (UTC)
*nods* xenophobia is hardly rational
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