Five French Badasses

Charles de Gaulle

In the early days of World War II, de Gaulle led an armored division against the invading Germans. After the fall of France, he commanded the Free French Forces as they continued to fight alongside the Allied Powers. A soldier, a statesman, and nearly as disliked as he was respected… there's no reason not to include him.

Léon

The eponymous character of Luc Besson's classic 1994 film "Léon: The Professional," Léon was the hitman with a heart of gold (and a love of milk). He faced off against organized crime and corrupt cops, and introduced the rest of the world to the talents of actor Jean Reno.

Philippe Leclerc de Hauteclocque

His name's a mouthful, but his accomplishments were nothing short of incredible. After defending France early in the war, De Hauteclocque fled to Britain to fight under de Gaulle and the Free French. After changing his name to protect his family still in France, he fought in North Africa, then during the Battle of Normandy. Later, he represented France at the surrender of Imperial Japan in Tokyo Bay. And did we mention there's a tank named after him?

Asterix

Perhaps the most famous French comic character of all time, Asterix was the star of a series of comics published from 1959 all the way until 2010. As the leader of a Gaul village, Asterix fought off the Roman army repeatedly, and in doing so, delighted children over for decades. Asterix has been translated into over 100 languages, adapted into over a dozen films and even has its own amusement park just outside of Paris. 

FCM 50 t

The first French tank in Blitz; a tier VIII medium monster; two awesome camo choices. The FCM 50 t is an impressive tank for many reasons, but once you've mastered it, you'll know the battlefield monster it truly is. Don't try to brawl and don't rush in; wait for enemies to engage and let the high rate-of-fire and excellent penetration on the gun do the work for you.

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