Well-known Exeweb poster
- Nov 28, 2006
Not exactly us alone, We were part of an Allied force along with many other nations that help get rid of Hitler and Co. Plus in 1940 we did get our arses kicked by the Germans and got booted out of Europe by them via Dunkirk. Only a miracle that we managed to get 330k+ men back on UK soil but left everything behind.
The Dunkirk evacuation was nothing short of a very bold, brave and largely successful military operation. It contributed to a speedier end to WWII.
Also, Art brought up Russia. There's no doubt that without them the war would've rumbled on for much longer than it did. Little is mentioned however about the risky and daring convoys of military aid Britain (& others) sent Russia's way via sea over the top of Norway. Eighty-five merchant vessels and 16 Royal Navy warships were lost and, without the aid they received, Russia may have well lost Stalingrad which was the turning point.
Arctic convoys of World War II - Wikipedia