Tag: World War II
He won battles on a scale no one else even dreamed of: He developed all the tactics of urban combat war from scratch. He saved the world from the monstrous darkness of genocidal Nazism. And no one in the West has ever heard of him.
There is good reason to believe that the rationale for the obliteration of Dresden was for one rather sinister reason. It wasn’t so much an act of terror aimed at Nazi Germany, but rather a show of maniacal power to the Soviet Union.
The Yalta Conference had many smiling faces and gentlemanly hand shakes while all parties involved kept Cold War daggers behind their backs.
The relatively smooth waters of cooperation between FDR, Churchill, and Stalin at Yalta concealed roiling cross currents beneath the glistening surface which some historians like to emphasise. These rip tides were quick to erupt in the last weeks of the war.