Royal D-Day row reveals divide over WWII rolesBreaking News
Britons are grumbling that the nation does not get its due — either from its wartime ally, the United States, or from the French whom it helped to liberate.
The French insisted no slight was meant, and said Saturday's ceremony is intended primarily as a U.S.-French event, rather than a full-blown commemoration of the Allied effort like those held on the 50th and 60th anniversaries of D-Day.
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Tim M. Matthewson - 6/5/2009
People get upset about Elizabeth being left out, but one wonders how the Russians will feel about being left out. Of course, Americans, Brits and French and other West Europeans have consistently left out the Russians, as if the West's acknowledgment of Russia's role would validate the superiority of communism over the capitalist west. Actually the Russian role was the most important of all the nations involved in the defeat of Germany, and the US role was mainly confined to lend lease, i.e. production on the home front. The US lost about 320,000 soldiers and sailors during the war, but Russia lost that many in one battle.
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