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Reader comment on item: Europeans: From Venus?
in response to reader comment: What about Great Britain?

Submitted by Mike (Belgium), Jan 11, 2009 at 09:58

Americans having landed on d-day by midnight: 116500
Brits: 126815
It's high time the Americans admitted they didn't take the beaches on their own.....

I also agreed that they came late in both wars, some claim that they saved Europe in WW1 which is absolutely ridiculous. Most American troops were slaughtered because of the cowboy attitudes of their commanders and because of their lack of experience in trenches warfare. Luddendorf also made fatal mistakes at the end of the conflict after his son-in-law's death and the personal grief that ensued and it contributed to precipitate Germany into defeat, along with troubles at home in Germany from leftists opposing the war more and war.
As for WW2, like it or not, Russians were allies too and we have to admit they did quite a job pushing into Germany and seizing Berlin. it would have been impossible to win on the western front without the Russian diversion.
As always, Americans need to get educated before bragging and they need to quit that ignorant Rambo myth. But then, it's easier for them to blindly believe in "Saving private Ryan" then to open a book and read...


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