No interesting ideas just what if'sboredcivvy said:a few 'interesting' ideas!
nto the feast of love and death that St. Adolf had set before the palates of the English - parched these long dark twenty-five years - Mr. Roosevelt began, with Olympian hands, to shower the American forces. This brand new army of (no) occupation flowed through the streets of London like cream on strawberries, like melted butter over green peas. Labelled "with love from Uncle Sam" and packaged in uniforms so tight that in them their owners could fight for nothing but their honor, these "bundles for Britain" leaned against the lamp posts of Shaftesbury Avenue or lolled on the steps of thin-lipped statues of dead English statesmen. As they sat in cafÃ©s or stood in the pubs, their bodies bulged through every straining khaki fiber toward our feverish hands. Their voices were like warm milk, their skins as flawless as expensive India rubber, and their eyes as beautiful as glass. Above all it was the liberality of their natures that was so marvellous. Never in the history of sex was so much offered to so many by so few.
You can't win a war without boots on the ground as we are proving todayslick said:TBS, thought provoking but what about boots on the ground
Germany could not have contained USSR in the longer term - for sure you would be ordering a Guiness in Russian at its place of manufacture...dingerr said:I think it would have drawn to a stalemate with Germany holding the ground they had taken.
Stalin was pushing for a second front to be opened. Hitler was holding out so that he could sue for peace with Stalin. Churchill was reluctant to undertake D Day in 1944 feeling that more preperation was required and knowing that the Atom bomb was coming on line could save many allied lives. Without the yanks D-day would not have happened. The Italians would have kept us occupied on another front, the Japs would have been well embedded and threatening our southern hemisphere allies and as we all know they would have never given up during convential warfare.
Can't we just call it a good team effort.
Ivan would have had to cross the Channel for that. From what I've read they were even less prepared to do that than Germany were.Alsacien said:Germany could not have contained USSR in the longer term - for sure you would be ordering a Guiness in Russian at its place of manufacture...