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D-Day plus 70 years

June 6, 2014

Many Americans probably have never heard of Guadalcanal, the Kasserine Pass, Anzio, the Hurtgen Forest, Peleliu, the Coral Sea, Tarawa or Ploesti....

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Jun-06-14 10:39 PM

It was Stalin who broke the Nazi's back.

An inconvenient truth, however, it takes nothing away from the heroics of D-Day. Had the Allies not landed in '44, Paris would have been flying the hammer and sickle and the Cold War would have been a very different scenario.

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Jun-06-14 2:36 AM

Yes, D-Day is what really broke Nazi Germany's back. Not the Battle of Stalingrad (which no Americans fought in), not the battle of Kursk. It was D-Day. Perhaps if the western allies had been able to pull it off in 1942 or even 43, then it would have been one of those battles. As it is, it only hastened the inevitable. The Pacific is were the US made the biggest difference.

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