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17:14 Aug 8, 2006
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English to French translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Poetry & Literature / război
English term or phrase: right uppercut
"Let us imagine, then, that Moltke had not only managed to restrain himself after Morhange but, at the last moment had decided not to send the two corps eastward. What might have happened next? Kluck's reinforced progress continues. The forts of Verdun are surrounded - that nearly did happen at the beginning of September - and neutralized. Rheims falls - it actually was occupied briefly. And now the German center armies turn to meet Kluck's right uppercut. Moltke gets his Cannae after all. The chances are that the truly decisive battle of the war might have been fought in the Seine Valley, southeast of Paris, perhaps in the gently wooded region around Fontainebleau, so favored by generations of French artists. The scenic oils this time would have been painted by Germans."

Upercutul de dreapta al lui Kluck??
Upercut = (la box) Lovitură executată, mai ales sub bărbie, prin mişcarea mâinii de jos în sus. /
Bianca Fogarasi

Summary of answers provided
4 +2uppercut droit
Paul Hirsh
3contre-attaque venue de Paris

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16 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +2
uppercut droit

sans probleme

Paul Hirsh
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agree  jean jacques
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54 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 3/5Answerer confidence 3/5
contre-attaque venue de Paris

En reprenant le contexte historique vous comprendrez sans doute mieux ma proposition. Je pense qu'"uppercut" a un sens imagé.
Reims se trouvant à droite de Paris... "right"

Example sentence(s):
  • Au mois de septembre, le front est sur la Marne. Moltke décide alors brusquement de diriger ses troupes vers le sud est afin de "pousser l'armée française loin de Paris". Par indiscipline, Klück passe outre cet ordre, et poursuit sa route. Le flanc ou

    Reference: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandre_von_Kluck
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