Who's siding with the French?! The media I've seen has all been about warships and victory - stuff like ibm59's link.
I have no idea who's at fault. Whole thing's utterly ridiculous. Ridiculous French men playing at war on little boats, ridiculous British men playing dress up on castle ramparts. Threats to cut off electricity; sending in warships (they are warships this time, yeah?!).
Whole thing is deeply, deeply embarrassing.
You are easily embarrassed dear lady. Enjoy the moment and watch frenchie squirm and then the granny lover get red in the face with rage. Tis a great pastime so enjoy.