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2009-05-06 11:58:30
IN regard to US "Lend-Lease" aid to Russia I doubt that Russian citizens understood where the aid was coming from. A friend who was a GI among those who encountered Soviet troops when the fronts met in Germany said the Russians were "shocked" to see the US Army driving "Soviet" made trucks.
2008-04-26 09:49:00
I wish I could say that I was surprised to learn that YOU believe there was "almost no shooting" by the German army at the allies during the invasion on D-day, but from the crap-load of historically inaccurate statements I've seen written about WWII both here and on other pages at pixdaus, my ability to be mazed witnessing the stupidity of others has been whelmed.
2008-04-26 07:04:37
US people just need to learn facts about that day. You will be amazed to know that there were almost no shooting! Nazis did not expect this to happen... Thanks to spielberg et al, people begin to treat hostorical events based on movies...
2008-03-11 06:06:41
According to PK, the western Allies invaded France to prevent the Red Army from invading Germany all the way to the English Channel. If that's true, then why were the western Allies giving the USSR military aid at the time? If the Soviets were bound to be victorious over Germany, why would they need any help? If they were going to invade Western Europe, why help them, especially since to do so would divert resources from the Allied war against Japan? Before D-Day, one of the German generals was told that Russian turncoats, Vlasov divisions, were going to serve as German auxiliaries in case of an Allied invasion. He asked skeptically how much sense it made to expect the Russians to fight the Americans to keep the British from taking France away from Germany. Since PK's remark makes equal sense, it deserves equal skepticism.
2008-02-19 00:10:24
??? Stalin demanded the Allies open the western front and pressured them to launch a land offensive against Germany.
2008-02-17 04:14:43
2008-02-17 03:06:18
I agree the Great Patriotic War was a bloody slugfest. The centuries two bloodiest dictators on ether side. But like Patton said you don't win a war by dying.
2008-02-17 00:40:38
also, there were lots and lots of pictures he took that were destroyed. His assistant got too excited when developing them and ended up ruining most of the pictures of d-day.
2008-02-17 00:21:39
Do a wiki of Robert Capa. He was a war photographer and one hardcore MF.
2008-02-16 23:27:34
lord knows
2008-02-16 19:33:59
I always wonder who had time to take those pictures.
2008-02-16 18:43:18
However, of course, Africa-Atlantic-Pacific operations were vital for the war, they looks really tiny compared to Eastern front battles: US army lost 300k soldiers during WW2 - Soviet Army lost same amount during just one (not biggest) battle for Berlin. Just to imagine: part of Stalingrad battle was similar to Omaha Beach operation (descents under heavy fire) - but 500 days long.
2008-02-16 12:32:11
I found out about 3 years ago that my grandfather was in this invasion, on omaha. I always wondered why he limped and now I know.
2008-02-16 12:31:33
I found out about 3 years ago that my grandfather was in this invasion, on omaha. I always wondered why he limped and now I know.
2008-02-16 12:17:51
Also Stalin was bagging them to land. The sooner the better to divert German resources to western Europe.
2008-02-16 12:08:01
Don't forget at this point of the war the US and Britain have taken back the Atlantic, Africa and most of Italy, bombed the hell out of Germany and supplied the USSR with the equivalent of billions of wartime materials and equipment. At the same time fighting Japan in the pacific and Indochina. Bailing out USSR from a war it and Germany started in 39.
2008-02-16 08:50:45
intresting point PK