Brazilian Expeditionary Force

Discussion in 'Allied Units - Others' started by BeachesofAnzio, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. Sandra Doran

    Sandra Doran Active Member

    Yes, and found not so sunny Italy after all. I put a few feelers out about information on Lady Astor "D-Day Dodgers" - had a few humorous replies but can't get proof about her comments regarding Italian campaign. Shame.
     
  2. Robert-w

    Robert-w Banned

    The Portuguese Army suffered badly in the Flanders mud in WW1 and the Brazilians were determined not to suffer the same fate and this applied in WW2

    It probably requires a different thread but from my own efforts I'd say that Astor's comments were an early example of fake news - it didn't help that she had an acid tongue and was quite capable of it. Fake but entirely believable
     
  3. Dave55

    Dave55 Atlanta, USA Patron

    Chilean battleship was almost involved too.

    US wanted to buy or borrow the Almirante Latorre, ex-HMS Canada, right after Pearl Harbor but Chile said no.
     
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