Today is the 65th anniversary of D-Day, but I find it strange that it is being commemorated without the Germans. It takes two to tango and two to fight, except back then, when it took the Americans, British, Canadians, and French, not to mention the Polish airforce to subdue the Wehrmacht. Here’s what Alan Clark, a member of Parliament and well known military historian, wrote 25 years ago about the battle in Normandy: “Whole British units collapsed under pressure. American boys, undertrained and green, were no match for tough SS elite German troops. One could see the difference even in the corpses spread evenly over the landscape. The SS’s physical splendor was obvious even as they lay lifeless.”
When Clark wrote this (he died ten years ago) it somehow went unnoticed. Today it seems incredible. Our 24-hour media woiuld have hounded Clark out of office that morning. Yet Alan Clark was a very respected historian. He wrote history as he researched it, not in order to escape the slings and arrows of such scumbags as Alan Dershowitz and Abe Foxman. Twenty-five years later, a far greater historian, Anthony Beevor, has just published a magnificent book about D-Day. He confirms what Clark was talking about. Beevor relates how the Americans had very high levels of what is called combat exhaustion but what the great General Patton called cowardice. According to American General Burton, “the Germans are staying in there just by the guts of their soldiers. We outnumber them 10 to 1 in infantry, 50 to 1 in artillery and we have total superiority on the air. The Germans are not moving and the SS among them are the bravest.”
Well, it’s nice to read it at last. The German defenders fought to the last because they listened to the orders of their NCO’s, and unlike the Allied forces, did not wait for orders from up top. And there is another reason. Most of the troopers had family back in Germany that had been killed from the air raids of the Anglo-Americans. They knew the truth, that women, children and old people were being incinerated daily from orders by Churchill and Roosevelt. So they took their revenge as best they could killing young Americans, Brits, and Canadians thrown into battle by power-hungry leaders luxuriating back home. Facing annihilation, the Germans fought with incredible courage and devotion to duty, and lost 240,000 men in the process.
Germany deserved to be invited, but the petty French, personified by the disgusting and vain-glorious midget Sarkozy, have yet again stolen the glory for their cowardly selves.
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