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    Who do you think lost the most because of D-Day?

    The Germans, the Russians, the Italians, the French, the Belgians, others?

    Think about it carefully.
    :whistle:




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    Re: Who?

    Originally posted by Geeky Nerd
    Who do you think lost the most because of D-Day?

    The Germans, the Russians, the Italians, the French, the Belgians, others?

    Think about it carefully.
    Germans - Led to the collapse of the Reich, but also meant that the allies would get part of Germany, instead of the Russians getting it all.

    Russkies - Lost Western Europe, but probably saved millions of lives.

    French - Got their country back, and not from the Russkies.

    Belgians - ?

    The USA - The big winner. This established our role as a world power.

    JS
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    • #3
      I would think it was the Soviets for the same reason that Janos stated.

      The Soviets were set to overrun all of Europe if the Western Allies did not put a large army into the field in France. So the Soviets lost Western and part of Central Europe because of the successful D-Day invasion.

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      • #4
        If I were feeling nasty, I'd say that the French lost their own self-respect on D-Day because we had to get their country back for them - IF I was feeling nasty.

        Dr. S.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Doctor Sinister
          If I were feeling nasty, I'd say that the French lost their own self-respect on D-Day because we had to get their country back for them - IF I was feeling nasty.

          Dr. S.
          You have to have self respect to lose it........
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Lance Williams
            You have to have self respect to lose it........
            Lance is back!

            Hide the women and children!

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            • #7
              YAY Lance!! :thumb:

              Anyways, Russia probably lost the most. Germany was all ready very close to losing the war, because they had been losing since the end of 42 and this is the middle of 44. Russian would have established France and all of Europe, except for England, as a communist puppet regime. Just like they did Czechoslovakia, East Germany, etc.

              This would have happenned as well if we would have allowed Russia to interfere with Japan and instead of dropping an atom bomb on Japan, invaded, Russia would have claimed North, and us South, and we could have had a whole 'nother war like Korea.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Doctor Sinister
                If I were feeling nasty, I'd say that the French lost their own self-respect on D-Day because we had to get their country back for them - IF I was feeling nasty.

                Dr. S.
                I'd have to agree with Dr. S. It's okay to be nasty to the French.
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                • #9
                  Odd question from '04

                  Originally posted by Geeky Nerd View Post
                  Who do you think lost the most because of D-Day?

                  The Germans, the Russians, the Italians, the French, the Belgians, others?

                  Think about it carefully.
                  :whistle:




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                  Latest in my review of all posts from Day One.
                  Boy, did people really ask questions like that back in '04?

                  What on earth did the Italians or Belgians lose ouit of D-Day for Pete's Sake?

                  Errr...umm... hope you're in a better mood about my ...er ..um familial compatriats Lance Williams.

                  Regards lodestar

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lodestar View Post
                    (...)
                    What on earth did the Italians or Belgians lose ouit of D-Day for Pete's Sake?
                    Family legend has it my aunt Lisa lost her glasses.

                    We know this because for some reason she used to put them on to listen to radio London.
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                    • #11
                      Don't think that Russians lost too much. They'd have lost much more without Allied intervention.
                      So, the leader-loser are the Axis.
                      "Keep Calm. Use Less X's"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Lance Williams View Post
                        You have to have self respect to lose it........
                        I was in France last year. They are having a good time with life. I saw no signs of lack of self-respect, and I had a blast!
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                        • #13
                          There were no losers. With every foot of ground liberated, the power of the Nazi's faded. The collapse of the Reich was a good thing for everyone, French, Italians, Belgians, Russians, Germans ...
                          Amateurs study tactics, Professionals study logistics.

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                          • #14
                            I would say the Russians for reasons mentioned

                            An I just realized Iv been had with a necro thread
                            You better drop your flag an withdraw.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Doctor Sinister View Post
                              If I were feeling nasty, I'd say that the French lost their own self-respect on D-Day because we had to get their country back for them - IF I was feeling nasty.

                              Dr. S.
                              Well, they weren't exactly told about D-Day in advance by the Americans, so that would put them at a disadvantage, D-Day invasion-wise, of course. And it also begs the question why the French were still asked to join in the invasio and liberation of France in Operation Dragoon a couple of weeks later? There were already 400 000 of them under arms as part of the Allied forces, chomping at the bit to get the job, by D-Day.

                              One possible answer here is that the US didn't want to see French troops liberate France, not because it couldnt' be done, but for simple bragging-rights.

                              (In the end it worked out fine for the Free French. They just took over the civilian administration of the country ahead of the military liberation following behind, much to the consternation and against the wishes of the Americans at the time.)

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