Victory in Europe Day, May 8th, 1945


Seventy years later, I want you to know a fact that will put much of World War 2 into perspective. For every dollar the US spent on fighting Japan, it spent $10 fighting the National Socialist regime in Europe.

Whether the Germans should be flattered it took so much to defeat them, or the Japanese insulted that it took so little, is beyond calculation, but that is the fact.

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Nicola Timmerman

Maybe because the atom bomb shortened the war with Japan and prevented further incredible costly taking of individual islands.


Good Nicola, but the previous 4 years of war were fought, by American standards, by the US on a shoestring. It was mostly a Naval and Marine operation with limited Army participation. Regardless, it was the theatre of war that (relatively) was the poorer cousin of the European war.

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