Friday, June 12, 2009

And the D-Day anniversary rolls around again, with only half the story told

Which is to say, D-Day would have been a total failure if the majority of the Third Reich's military hadn't been fighting an all out brutal war to the death with the Soviet Union on the Eastern Front. D-Day worked because it hit the exposed backside of the Nazi fighting force and opened up a Western Front where they had little forces, comparatively speaking. Although the fighting on the Western Front was of course as valid as that on the Eastern, the Soviet Union lost something like a third of its total population during World War II. Which is no doubt one reason why they marched to Berlin, occupied half of Europe, and turned it into a socialist society.

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