Now contrary to what most people believe about the French military at the time, the French were capable of defending against the Blitz. They're tanks were more heavily armored than the Germans. What did the French in were 2 things. Defensive spread, and one man turrets in tanks. 1. The spread of the defenses meant that it was hard for one position to assist the other. While in theory the more ground that is covered is better when you're divisions are spread as thin as the French were you're gonna have a problem 2. The French tanks all had relatively thick armor for the time and would have had no problem dealing with the Germans. If they had more than one person in the turret. Because that guy is acting as the commander, loader, gunner, and radio operator. When that one guy is having to constant switch from commanders binoculars to the gunners sight, reloading, having to go back to the commander hatch to reaquire the target then going back to the gunners seat. It is very easy to get out flanked and knocked out. The French were not cowards. They were ready to defend their home with all they had. So let's take a moment to step back and think of how much differently the early war could have been it the French had their defenses spread in a way that they could assist a division in need, and if they're tanks had multiple crew in the turret. Personally I think they could've slowed the German advance long enough for the British to get some serious boots on the ground thus halting the advance of the Reich. However it is also likely the French could've beaten them back on their own. Or maybe we would still have a capitulated France and a much more populated evacuation of Dunkirk. Thoughts?