Delta Tank wrote:
Dr. Jim Lacey wrote the book below and in that book he states that the US Army was not going to have enough trained divisions to do Operation Roundup in 1943. Sure, we would have enough divisions to do the invasion, but not enough to do the mission which was to defeat Germany.
https://www.amazon.com/Keep-All-Thought ... 1591144914
Hi Delta Tank
It has now been years , since I gave any thought to Military History , WWII , etc, and I do not know of this Jim Lacey. I try to check it/him out.
Anywhoo , it is/was not a matter of the US and UK , defeating Germany, Russia did that (with alot of US/UK Lend/Lease (free) Help.
It would have been a matter of using what we had and what was in the pipeline to land in France and advance , and take over France against scant German Forces at the the time. MAY-JUL 43 while the Germans were throwing evrything at Kursk. The Germans would had had to pull divisions from there to man the "West-Wall" , while the Russians ate the German's lunch , moving quicker against weaker German opposition, basically what happened historically. It was never my thought , that the US/UK would say "Make to Berlin" to end the war, only that Russia would have ended the show earlier due to US/UK forces being "on the ground" on the continent , rather than "shoring up the British Empire/ and securing the "English Pond" . The Med after Africa was retaken was a sideshow/ Italy had nothing and its military power was gone after losing Africa. SO why bother invading Sicily and subsequently Italy? Land those forces in France, help the Russians win. German defended Italy on a "shoestring" because of its terrain, and Allied firepower had limited effect (witness Monte Cassino) (sp). RoundUP should have happened.
Anyway regards, I know we used to fight alot , but now I don't even recalll much of over what , and it is like my interests in military history,
the world situation and US situtation has gotten so stupid becuase of Political correctness , it dang imp0ossible to discuss this stuff honestly anymore. And that is a shame.
One last thing I am now pretty much in the camp that Communism won and took over the USA with the election Of FDR in 1933. That was when WWII started , and pretty much NSADAP Germany's fate was sealed with that issue when they elected Hitler. The NAzis were the only arch-enemies of Communism, who put up a fight and they were the last. And the US/UK bombed the place flat and let the Russians run and rape them over.
You see now why I can't talk about this stuff, Lord I even got tired of the IHR years back, too. Funny that the Russian are no longer communists but the USA is
Regards. I would probably close my account here, but maybe one day, I might care about this stuff again, IDK,
medical issues have I knocked me down badly- I can't/don't think like I used too, I think that is what has killed my interest history.
Chris -retired revisionist
Regards, fellow US tanker