The French and British were allied against Russia during the Crimean War (1854-1855), but it was

… a miserable, unheroic, ramshackle campaign presided over by old men. Lord Raglan, fluent in French as he was, and genial, had a distressing habit — born of his youthful years of serving under Wellington — of referring to the French as ‘the enemy’.

— from AN Wilson, The Victorians (2003), p. 179


One comment on “Enemies

  1. Adrien says:

    Peter Ustinov, the guy who played Hercule poirot in the movie Death on the Nile once said that : “The French and English are such good enemies that they can not help but be friends.”

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