79. "The French aren't cleaning up their bombed cities. Just compare them to the German cities. In Munich and Stuttgart the Germans got busy and cleaned up their streets."

     The French lack materials, trucks, gasoline, bulldozers and manpower.

     The Germans started cleaning up their cities (before we invaded Germany) with PWs - French, Polish, Russian, etc. The Germans had 2,230,00 able-bodied French men and women inside Germany as PWs, slave laborers, etc.

     Today, it is not the Germans alone who are cleaning up their cities. It is our Military Government which supervises reconstruction and assigns German civilians and PWs to the job. Germany is an occupied country; France is not. Apart from these qualifications, the Germans would probably do a quicker and better job of cleaning up their cities than the French. So what ?