the US & UK merely assisted Russia in WW2

Discussion in 'General' started by T-34, Dec 27, 2007.

  1. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    Always surprises me how far the Red Army could go even when the logistical sinews were straining. For an example Bessanov's 'Tank Rider' reads like an incessant search for food as much as the enemy, but the attacks still constantly go in right up to Berlin.
     
  2. machine shop tom

    machine shop tom Senior Member

    but maybe, wars like this are won by those who have to fight in worse conditions ?

    The way I see, the Germans fought very well in spite of being stabbed in the back by Hitler. The Russians fought very well in spite of being stabbed in the back by Stalin.

    Here's a thought. Would Russia had won it the East had Germany been backe by the U.S.?

    I don't think so.

    tom
     
  3. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    On the original premise; Could it be 'The bomb', and even the threat of it, that really won the war?
    Certainly the arbiter of a rather peculiar peace for c.50 years afterwards.
     
  4. machine shop tom

    machine shop tom Senior Member

    On the original premise; Could it be 'The bomb', and even the threat of it, that really won the war?
    Certainly the arbiter of a rather peculiar peace for c.50 years afterwards.

    I dunno. The Germans had run into a dead end with the "heavy water" (Deuterium) research. I have a feeling that they thought the U.S. was having similar setbacks.

    tom
     
  5. T-34

    T-34 Discharged - Nazi

    ... the Germans fought very well in spite of being stabbed in the back by Hitler. The Russians fought very well in spite of being stabbed in the back by Stalin.

    though, i don't think that ''stabbing in the back'' was the case...


    ... Would Russia had won it the East had Germany been backe by the U.S.?...

    that's the point !!
    the main contribution the US made was that it backed Stalin instead of Hitler.
     
  6. 4th wilts

    4th wilts Discharged

    starved soldiers,well,usually just die.napoleon found this out in russia,and i think his army never used trucks either.yours,lee.
     
  7. machine shop tom

    machine shop tom Senior Member

    that's the point !!
    the main contribution the US made was that it backed Stalin instead of Hitler.

    And without that backing (and untold 1000s of cans of Spam), Russia could very well have lost the war with Germany.

    tom
     
  8. T-34

    T-34 Discharged - Nazi

    starved soldiers,well,usually just die.napoleon found this out in russia...


    ah, those were the French...
    we Russians can easily do without frog legs for dinner.
     
  9. machine shop tom

    machine shop tom Senior Member

    ah, those were the French...
    we Russians can easily do without frog legs for dinner.


    I'd have to agree with you there.

    tom
     
  10. T-34

    T-34 Discharged - Nazi

    ... untold 1000s of cans of Spam...


    hmmm...
    in Leningrad they died of starvation but still withstood a blockade...
     
  11. raf

    raf Senior Member

    t34.

    could russia have won the war on its own without any help ( that u call it) from the rest of the allies.

    did russia help the uk in anyway
    did russia help the us/oz in the pacific
    did russia help in africa
    did russia help in the western advance

    infact did russia help in any other way other than in russia.

    great job and not having a go

    thanks
     
  12. T-34

    T-34 Discharged - Nazi

    ... infact did russia help in any other way other than in russia...


    well,
    having the biggest part of the Wermacht on Russia's territory was help itself alright.
     
  13. raf

    raf Senior Member

    but could russia have won on its own with no help from others......dont forget germany fought on its own with no help

    correct me if im wrong ....( my english isnt good im from wigan)
     
  14. BulgarianSoldier

    BulgarianSoldier Senior Member

    Italian army fought alongside the germans in Africa :)
     
  15. raf

    raf Senior Member

    yes but did italy help germany against russia
    did germany get any help fighting against ussr. yes from spain 100 men !!

    did ussr get help fighting against the germans
     
  16. BulgarianSoldier

    BulgarianSoldier Senior Member

    yes but did italy help germany against russia
    did germany get any help fighting against ussr. yes from spain 100 men !!

    did ussr get help fighting against the germans
    Italians are not made to fight, they lose against Greece and needed german help on the Balkans.
    By the way as you mantion it i remamber that i saw information about italian soldiers on the eastern front, but i can't remamber if it wasn't one of those 'incorect' infos on internet.
     
  17. T-34

    T-34 Discharged - Nazi

    but could russia have won on its own with no help from others...



    yes, it could.
    though, no Eastern Block / Warsaw Pact would have ensued in such case.
     
  18. raf

    raf Senior Member

    we should have stayed out of the war then and left the ussr to conker and rule the world.

    and fight the germans, japs & italians

    but maybe you would have been fighting on two fronts and with streatched resourses
     
  19. T-34

    T-34 Discharged - Nazi

    ... you would have been fighting on two fronts and with streatched resourses



    yep, we'd have been fighting on two fronts...
     
  20. BulgarianSoldier

    BulgarianSoldier Senior Member

    T-34 the war was won by the efforts of all western allies, and if they were not fighting against the nazi's Soviet Union wouldn't won the war by his own efforts and not helped by the western countrys. I know you russians are a bit selfish but your selfishness and disrespect is way too much.So mate stop listening Sacred war or stop watching "Bitva za Moscva" and step on the ground.Things were a bit different you know those movies are pure propaganda.

    Dani
     

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