Steven Pace
France had a strong army on paper, but the reality was different. This is because of the fundamental budgetary reality.
France decided to adopt a static defence strategy. They constructed the Maginot line, and relied on their limited army, along with British assistance, to cover the gap in the line that existed for diplomatic reasons.

法國在紙面上擁有一支強大的軍隊,但實際情況卻不同。這是因為基本的預算現實問題。
法國決定采取靜態防御戰略。他們修建了馬奇諾防線,并依靠他們有限的軍隊以及英國的協助來填補由于外交原因存在的防線空隙。

The reason for the limitations of the French army was the expense of the static defence. Something else had to be sacrificed. What they chose to do was to use what was left to compliment the static defence. That is logical.
What they gave up was all the systems needed to handle modern mass mobile warfare. Training, doctrines, and equipment, at all levels of their army. They had lots of tanks, but they were not designed correctly, and their armour doctrine was all wrong. They had not invested in it
For defending the Maginot line, the French army was quite adequate.

法國軍隊受限的原因是靜態防御的高昂費用。其他方面必須做出犧牲。他們選擇利用剩下的資源來補充靜態防御。這是合乎邏輯的。
他們放棄的是處理現代大規模機動戰爭所需的所有系統。包括軍隊各級別的訓練、戰術和裝備。他們擁有大量坦克,但設計不正確,裝甲戰術也完全錯誤。他們沒有對此進行投資。
對于馬奇諾防線的防守來說,法國軍隊已經足夠了。