A poster pointed out that the French have a pretty good track record of saddling up and getting involved in the post-war world, which was "generally speaking, more than you can say for those fearsome Krauts these days."
To which another commenter pointed out that "plenty of German DNA was spread across France in the 1940s..." leaving the opening for the obvious riposte:
Plenty of German DNA was spread across France in '14-'18, too. Mostly by Hotchkisses and French 75s.Incidentally, we're coming up on the hundredth anniversary of the year we broke history. I've got some books I need to start re-reading, what with the cascade of centennials about to hit.