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    Treetop64's Avatar Senior Member
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    This is golden stuff. Thanks for sharing.

    Here hoping that someday Russia's contribution to winning the war is as commonly known as Britain's, America's, and Australia's.

    India, too. India hardly ever gets even a footnote in any discussion, yet they did the lion's share of work on the ground in Burma, in both directions.
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    Thanks for sharing, great find!

    Originally posted by Treetop64:
    Here hoping that someday Russia's contribution to winning the war is as commonly known as Britain's, America's, and Australia's.
    It is - at least where language barrier presents less of a problem, and probably also outside of the major western participants of WW2 - where naturally their own contribution is emphasized, with Soviet maybe being somewhat minimized, at least in the years of Cold War for obvious reasons.

    Only looking at the numbers, one can be shocked about the monumental proportions of the clash between nazi Germany and Soviet Union. Every single day of second world war Soviet Union on average suffered about 20.000 human casualties (to put this into perspective - that's 7 times the number of 911 casualties every day for 4 years). Only at battle of Stalingrad Wermacht and the Red Army each lost more men then all US brances combined during entire war. Of the 94.000 Luftwaffe aircraft destroyed in second world war, 60.000+ were on eastern front...

    I'm not in any way trying to minimize contribution of other nations, especially since human casualties are not a direct measure of the contribution (many, many lives in the East were wasted for nothing while US on the other side contributed gigantic effort by outproducing any other nation by far), only trying to put the brutality into perspective...

    Originally posted by Treetop64:
    India, too. India hardly ever gets even a footnote in any discussion, yet they did the lion's share of work on the ground in Burma, in both directions.
    Agreed, worth to mention also they played a significant role in liberating Italy from fascism (3rd largest Allied combatant after British and US forces).
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    Great stuff as usual Waldo.
    You are a cornucopia of factual information.
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