"Lofty cant" about WWII

Alan Bradley abradley1 at bigpond.com
Sat May 26 06:36:23 MDT 2001

> From: "Jose G. Perez"
> Before the allies had been piddling around in North Africa and places as
> "strategic" as sicily, which, because of its limited significance, was not
> that heavily defended (and in the event, the anglo-american forces did not
> succeed in preventing the the evacuation of much of the defending force).

On the other hand, mainland Italy _was_ heavily defended, and was invaded
well before mid-44.  Of course, the offensive in Italy fell foul of being
the second priority after the buildup in Britain.

> The real history of WWII is the story of how the Soviet working people
> overcame tremendous difficulties to defeat German imperialism.

Of course.

That is, in Europe, anyway.  In Asia, there was this little country called

Alan Bradley
abradley1 at bigpond.com

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