We failed to work with German generals to make a truce late in the war and join with the wehrmacht (not the Nazis or the SS)to take out the Soviets.
FDR and Truman sold Eastern Europe down the toilet.
“” “” FDR and Truman sold Eastern Europe down the toilet.”” “”
It is now known it was a Churchill’s idea to offer USSR East Europe and half of Germany to insure it would continue to participate at war after Nazi eviction from mainland Russia.
An idea to join US forces with the Nazi was a pure lunacy when.
Two words...Yalta Conference. I fail to believe that FDR, let alone Churchill, were dumb enough to fall into that trap. Seems like they willingly went along and sold our Slavic ancestors down the river...the Volga, that is!
Well we did take up the nazi anti commie spy networks... also late.
Patton of course, was right. And there are more than a few who think the NKVD killed him (on the operating table).
I cannot imagine anything more sick than asking US Soldiers to partner up with the nazi army and help them in the east. Why in God’s name would America do that?
How many US soldiers do you think should have been killed to save the nazi Germany from their fate? Besides, by that point in the war the nazi army was falling apart. They would have been of little use to the US Army machine.
I spoke with a number of veterans about this , years ago. They were unanimous that they were willing to fight and possibly die only to defeat Hitler and Japan.
They were of the same mind that If we had tried to make common cause with Germans to attack the Soviets, much of the U.S. military would have mutinied.
My father’s army engineer battalion was the first one sent to the pacific after Pearl Harbor. After Japan surrendered, McArthur picked this battalion for Japan Occuptation duty. The troops got together, and sent a delegation of the senior NCOs to the highest ranking officer on Okinawa at that time. The delegation told him that if orders were given to go to Japan, the battalion troops would just get the nearest ships and aircraft, and go home. Navy, merchant marine and army air force officers had already said they would take them before anyone else.
The army gave in. What else could they do? The were facing mass mutiny by far more units than my fathers battalion. Thousands of troops got on the nearest transport home without orders as it was.