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originally posted by: TheSpanishArcher
Can I ask a really stupid question? I"m told we don't have time in this segment of the show but I'm gonna ask it anyway.
I did ask my Mom who is the only person I'm in contact with that might actually know and she was also stumped.
How did Britain get involved in WW2? Both of our memory banks are missing that. Was it Germany that started it with bombings because they were there and a enemy(as Germany didn't have a whole load of friends, especially in Europe as they were invading most of them) or was there some other reason?
Just, wow, how can I have forgotten this crap? Damn, I must be losing it because I totally cannot remember what the hell happened. Getting old sucks, apparently.
Or are you implying the U.K. could have pulled off D-Day without the U.S.?
originally posted by: Imagewerx
a reply to: nwtrucker
My history teacher used to tell us that Germany annexed Poland knowing that we would declare war on them,because Germany didn't want to be seen to start the next world war.
originally posted by: ScepticScot
a reply to: andy06shake
Transporting tanks across the English channel when you have total naval domination and airfields in range is slightly different from trying to cross the whole Atlantic opposed by the US navy.
If you read my previous posts on this thread you will see my view on who was mainly responsible for defeating Germany. While the US did certainly contribute economically and the effect of bombing by the US and UK is hard to quantify the war was already one prior to d-day by Russian troops and Russian tanks.
Here's a more likely scenario, the U.S. likely would have GIVEN them to the U.K.. Lend-Lease was a pretext to avoid a indirect act of war against Germany.....after all it's 'just a business deal'.
It's all a question of what we do with the next six months. The whole reason for aiding England is to give us time ... As long as she is in there, we have time to prepare. It isn't that [Britain is] fighting for democracy. That's the bunk. She's fighting for self-preservation, just as we will if it comes to us..... I know more about the European situation than anybody else, and it's up to me to see that the country gets it