Wright - conventional view
Why did France fall? Not Maginot Line, not through Belgium, through a hole in the middle
Issue "We will be beaten next time because we won last time." - French major, 1939
Maginot Line is obsolete
French weakness - didn't see the hole, right-leaning party - better Hitler than Blum/Stalin, divided government, popular front in power - wanted to spend on social systems, economy, the depression, MALAISE, France was in no shape to fight.
Compeigne, French did have a good army, force, etc.
Wasn't ready for THAT surprise