A Brave and Modest Nation
Mon, 29 Apr 2002 15:11:56 -0400
Normandy was a highly political as well as military exercise. Everyone
including the nations-in-exile, the Dutch, the Poles, the French, the
Canadians, etc. got a part.
The Allies ran *5* major naval invasions in the Mediterranean alone in
WW II, and the Americans ran many more in the Pacific. We were going to
invade Japan ourselves. Remember the 1/2 million casualty estimates for
that invasion force? Let's have a bit of proportion to all this invasion
participation stats talk.
I think the US thanks the Canadians all the time. What does the RCAF fly
for air defense today? I bet they weren't bought at the then-current
On Saturday, April 27, 2002, at 10:52 AM, Owen Byrne wrote:
> Ok, I'll stop once you Americans stop inadvertantly validating the
> article. There were 5 beaches in Normandy - the Americans landed on 2.
> The French thank the Canadians all the time - every June 6, I think.
> cause we're polite and unassuming and don't expect other nations to
> at our feet.
>>> Fortunately the US always keeps bailing them out when they get
>> in a
>>> jam. Say what you want now but I suspect seeing McDonald's Golden
>>> Paris is a lot less worse than the swastika. So, "You're welcome"
>>> it's so hard to say "Thank you."