Karl Heidenreich wrote: ... or Arnhem also in an almost 1:1 ratio against the bravest british warriors of the 1st Airborne Division.., and they won.
The Germans fought against MILLIONS of russians for four years!
What about the glorious Operation Cobra?
2547 US tanks vs. 190 German tanks
8 US infantry divisions (fresh) vs 2 German infantry divisions (depleted) and a parachute division (on name only)
And Kasserine? Good fighitng there, isn't it? 30,000 US troops vs 22,000 germans! And the Germans won!
...But man by man the Germans made greatest military feats than the US in WWII. Just take a look at the casualties!
Give us a break with those US myths!
Karl Heidenreich wrote:But still the US can comercialize movies like:
Pearl Harbor in which some dude pick ups a telephone whilst the Japanese attacked Pearl and said: "World War II just started!" An abominable insult for the world that was fighting since 1939, for the russian allies that by Dec. 7, 1941 already lost 3 million soldiers.
Or the Inglorious Bastards in which some US soldiers go merrily by all France killing inept Germans in a way that is an insult to the airborne troops that tried to even land alive in Normandy or Arnhem.
Or the U-whatever movie in which the US steals the merit of getting the Enigma machine from the brits.
That is how History is teached to the masses in the US.
That's why they think they won WWII alone, no Russians and bit of help of the Brits that were starving and fighting with a bunch of planes against the Luftwaffe.
And basically the real fight was for a country and a front that has never been "public" to the US media: Russia.
... an extremely incorrect statement that the [i]"The closest they came to the conditions the USMC had to fight in was at Stalingrad, and they lost.
The Germans lost millions of soldiers whilst inflicting tens of millions of casualties upon their enemies in the most hostile fighting enviroments humankind has ever seen.
Not a single US soldier ever had to fight in numerical inferiority, at sub sero temperatures for 107 days with no food, water or ammo replenishment against 2000 Soviet attacks
or were able to take twice a city like Karkhov,
or fight Kursk
kicked superior numbers at Kasserine.
There is no doubt that the Germans faced the greatest military feats of the war
were the best army
only comparable with Napoleon's Grande Armee, the Roman Legions and Alexander's Phalanx.
How about Lee's army in the US Civil War? Outnumbered most of the time and won.
Karl Heidenreich wrote:Bgile:How about Lee's army in the US Civil War? Outnumbered most of the time and won.
What's the point in this comment? It's completely irrelevant. You said the Germans were inferior to the Marines in WWII because the only comparable fight was at Stalingrad and I prove you wrong (whatever your pal have say do not reverse that). And now you came with Bobby Lee at the Civil War. Can you show me how that affects the previous discussion or is just of the usual smoke screens?
I'm sorry you didn't understand the point of my statement. This argument is pointless. It also has nothing to do with the topic of this thread.
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