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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by give it to gordon, 7 May 2020.
The reason the russians joined the allies was because hitler invaded russia.
You can understand that pissing them off tbf
And were getting their arses handed to them. By the spring of 1942, Hitler had some juicy reinforcements heading to Moscow.
But what's this? Damn, those pesky Yanks have just joined the Brits who are in North Africa...and they're WINNING! Shite! The oil! Send half of them to reinforce Rommel's Afrika Corps! Rest is history.
Churchill (I think) said something on the lines of "Britain provided the time, America provided the cash, and Russia provided the blood." Whoever said it it's a good analysis of why the Nazis got beat.
I think that's a pretty fair summary actually.
The request was not for a days holiday but just for it to be recognised as a 'day' which it currently isn't. This is why they are known as the 'Forgotten Army '.
50th we had nationwide street parties! I was 13 but remember ours going on to the early hours and me and a few others had sneaked a few of our Dad’s beers, Union Jacks down every street.
Doesn't seem that long ago that we had VD day: /
You are imagining it,
I was still teaching then and it wasn’t even mentioned in schools.
But in reality, you know full well he's confusing it with D Day 94. Which is quite understable.
Still, at least me and thee won't have to go over this again, in 25 years time.