Wednesday, November 08, 2006

After talking at Cambridge recently about the preponderance of the eastern front and the scale of the Red Army’s triumph, I was accosted by an angry young British historian. “Don’t you realise that we were pinning down 56 German divisions in France alone,” he said. “Without that the Red Army would have been heavily defeated.” What is less acknowledged is that without the Red Army pulverising 150 divisions, the allies would never have landed.

Sunday Times

Very well-rounded article, apart from the "Soviet concentration camp" issue, which no foreigner can ever get right. Never use it in the context of holocaust, they should not be in the same paragraph.

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