World War II

WWII
1.  Charles Burris on Hitler, Stalin, Communism, and Fascism.
2.  The Military Industrial Complex and the Moral Legacy of WWII.
3.  Roosevelt’s Concentration Camps, Gary North, 2013.
4.  Japanese Internment, Gary North, 2001.
5.  “The Myth of U.S. Prosperity During World War II,” Robert Higgs, Fee, Thursday, September 8, 2011.
6.  WWII Peace Riots Left a Trail of Death at the End of WWII
7.  Awful but terrific photos of WWII from The Atlantic.  

Find a partial transcript to the above documentary here.  

Germany Was Defeated on the Eastern Front, Not Normandy,” Eric Margolis, June 9, 2018.  I like this quote, “Churchill once said, ‘You will never know war until you fight Germans.” 

The Eastern Front was Germany’s eastern border with the Soviet Union.  The front [with pictures from the Atlantic] “extended more than 1,000 miles. Some 27 million Soviet soldiers and civilians and nearly 4 million German troops lost their lives along the Eastern Front during those years of brutality.”  To the Soviets, the War on the Eastern Front was called the “Great Patriotic War.”  And in the post-war period, the term Eastern Front could have easily been a bitter reminder of Germany’s loss and poor military decisions to take on the Soviets.  Wikipedia does kind of pin it down:

The battles on the Eastern Front of the Second World War constituted the largest military confrontation in history.[8] They were characterized by unprecedented ferocity, wholesale destruction, mass deportations, and immense loss of life due to combat, starvation, exposure, disease, and massacres. The Eastern Front, as the site of nearly all extermination campsdeath marchesghettos, and the majority of pogroms, was central to the Holocaust. Of the estimated 70 million deaths attributed to World War II, over 30 million,[9] many of them civilian, occurred on the Eastern Front. The Eastern Front was decisive in determining the outcome in the European theatre of operations in World War II, eventually serving as the main reason for the defeat of Nazi Germany and the Axis nations.  

Operation Barbarossa: Summer 1941.

Leningrad, Moscow, and Rostov: Autumn 1941.

Soviet counter-offensive: Winter 1941.

Don, Volga, and Caucasus: Summer 1942.

Stalingrad: Winter 1942.

Battle of Kursk, in summer 1943, was the largest tank battle ever fought.   Here is a timeline of the battles on the Eastern Front.  

The Western Front was Germany’s Western border where they fought invasions by the British and Belgium forces.  Along the Eastern Front, the Soviets killed 2.3 million German soldiers.  The survival rate of POWs in WW II was grim.  23 was the average age of soldiers who died in WW II.

Stalin’s Soviet Union Defeated Germany–We Should Not Forget,” Eric Margolis, May 9, 2015. 

August 6, 1945

Hiroshima.  

August 9, 1945

Nagasaki.

WW II Treaty: Paris Peace Treaty, 1947.

CASUALTIES

The Soviet Union: 8.7 million to 14 million.

Germany: 2.3 million on the Eastern Front.  5.5 to 8.8 million in total.  

Japan2.1 to 3.1 million in total.  

United States:

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