Posted: Jun 01, 2016 11:11 am
by Galactor
don't get me started wrote:
I encountered it when I was visiting Volgograd (Former Stalingrad) and I fell into a conversation with a couple of Russian at the 'Mother Russia' monument. (It's pretty impressive). After discussing the horror of Stalingrad and the huge losses incurred by the Soviet Union, my interlocutor brought up the delay by the Western Allies in invading fortress Europe from the west. After all, he reasoned, the English channel is only 20 some miles wide....but the calculating and spineless allies decided to sit it out while the Nazis butchered heroic soviet citizens.

It should be pointed out that the Soviet Union and Germany not only had a pre-war pact but that Stalin was complicit in carving up Poland with Germany.