The French have claimed that the English were war criminals during the Battle of Agincourt which took place in 1415. Yesterday was the battle's 593rd anniversary.

The French are probably just sore losers.....

French claim English were war criminals at Agincourt

By Peter Allen
25/10/2008 (external - login to view)
The Mirror

The English archers during the time of the Battle of Agincourt were the world's most highly skilled

They lost. Big time. But now the shifty French are trying to rewrite history.

They claim our historic triumph at Agincourt in 1415 – when Henry V defeated their army despite being massively outnumbered – was a sham.

And, worse still, they are accusing us of being “war criminals” by burning prisoners to death.

The outrageous claims will be made today by garlic-munching “experts” at an on-site conference to mark the 593rd anniversary of the battle.

They will pour scorn on England’s finest hour when our brave bowmen stood defiant on St Crispin’s Day and gave a two-fingered salute – it showed they still had their fingers which were cut off if they were captured (it is still used by the English as a negative gesture today).

French historian Christophe Gilliot insisted: “There were numerous heroic acts by the French, but they were met with barbarism by the English.”

Significantly, no English historians have been invited to the conference.

Seems the French still don’t like to get involved in a fair fight.


The Maginot Line: These fortifications along the French-German border were built after the First World War. They worked perfectly... until the Nazis skirted them in 1940.

Battle of Dien Bien Phu: The French tried to lure the Vietnamese in combat by setting up camp in a valley during the First Indochina war of 1954. Their enemy simply went to the top of the hills and fired on their base.

Battle of Trafalgar: A Royal Navy fleet of 27 led by Admiral Lord Nelson aboard HMS Victory defeated 33 French and Spanish ships off the coast of Spain in 1805.

Napoleon’s Russian Invasion: Napoleon lost almost all of his troops when he invaded Russia in 1812.

Battle of Waterloo: Napoleon’s army was defeated by the British under the Duke of Wellington in 1815. Boney could have beaten the Allies if he had struck earlier and not waited until 12pm so the ground was dry.