Re: New Yorker's satirical Obama cover triggers uproarJul 16th, 2008
Colpy, US materiel got to war before the GI ever set foot in a war zone. The war would likely have been lost without an industrial giant feeding the machine. The misconception is US footsoldiers tipped the balance which, in fact, they hadn't. That balance tipped when Hitler chose to switch his attention to Russia. I have no more doubt that Churchill was as content to see the Russians be pounded into oblivion as he would have been to see a refreshed British Empire take on the winner. Japan could have Asia. It was Europe that mattered.
But take a look at the distribution of beaches at Normandy sometime.........see how many were assigned to the Commonwealth.........and to the USA. Then consider trying it without US forces.
13 million men is not a drop in the bucket.