America won World War II single-handedly. Anyone who knows American history knows this. Great Britain, France, China and Russia, all those nations of people were simply “allies”, nothing more. At least this is the history America’s leadership now wants people to accept. 71 years hence, and the world tries to forget the ultimate heroes, the ultimate sacrifices laid down at the altar of destiny. May 9th Russians celebrate the destruction the greatest evil to walk on the Earth. But things could have been different, if America truly had been truly left alone.
Russia and the rest of the Soviet Union are neutral in the world war against Hitler’s war machine. It’s 22 June, 1941 and instead of massing 4 million soldiers along an 1800 mile front before the doorstep of the USSR, Hitler instead sends reinforcements to Field Marshall Erwin Rommel in Africa. Instead of launching the most massive invasion force in the history of human warfare on the Soviets, Hitler instead focuses on Britain, and what remains of resistance to the west. Nazi Germany and the USSR uphold the Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact, and the mightiest army in history is let loose on the rest of the world. The Battle of Britain, the Battle of the Atlantic, and the German Blitz are all successful from 1941 onward, as 153 divisions are diverted elsewhere. 2,770 aircraft, (60 percent of the Luftwaffe) are aimed at Britain and North Africa at a key juncture. The vast oil resources of North Africa and the Middle East power the Tiger Tanks and Messerschmitts of Hitler’s armies after Rommel mops up Montgomery.
Rommel, with the additional manpower and war machines would have easily wiped the British expedition off the map of North Africa. Operation Torch, the American landings in North Africa, would never have taken place. Alone, outnumbered and vastly outgunned, England would lost everything from El Alamein to Morocco within days, not years. Rommel almost defeated the Brits anyway, even after the Americans landed in 1942. This is an absolute; there is no room for questioning. Even if American forces had landed, defeat and illumination would have been certain. In the real defeat of US forces under the command of Major General Lloyd Fredendall at the Battle of Kasserine Pass by Rommel’s Africa Corps, we can readily imagine Rommel’s escapades with another 500 aircraft and one million soldiers at his disposal. Just a third of the artillery from Operation Barbarassa could have pummeled Tobruk into dust in a week. 7220 artillery pieces were deployed to attack the Soviets, even 1000 of those sent to North Africa, along with the aforementioned aircraft, completely alters the order of battle, and the history of the North Africa Campaign. While most people may fail to grasp just how close most of these campaigns were, any war historian would agree.
In the skies over the United Kingdom in the Battle of Britain, courageous Spitfire pilots whose bravery echoes to this day, might have finally succumbed had vital aircraft not been transferred to the Russian Front for Barbarossa. In fact, the Battle of Britain officially ended as Hitler moved on the Soviets. The planned Operation Sea Lion, the invasion of Britain was scrapped as soon as the plan for invading the USSR was hatched. It goes without saying, Nazi Germany having massive additional resources not diverted to an Eastern Front, was literally indomitable in the West. Even the Battle of the Atlantic effort was sapped by the May 1941 massing of forces in the East. One such naval paradox has always puzzled historians. When the mightiest warship of the time DKM Bismarck was sunk on ma 27th, 1941, the world listened in and read the newspaper coverage of history’s most famous battle of dreadnaughts. When the “Death Star” of the time was trapped by a massive British naval force 300 miles from France, a Luftwaffe air strike would have certainly destroyed the British battleships Rodney and King George V, and latter patrols might certainly have sunk other fleet elements. At the least, Battleship Bismarck would have reached Brest in France for repairs to her rudder, and the British Home Fleet would have been tied up watching and waiting for her re-emergence. It seems clear now; the Luftwaffe may simply not have had the bombers to send on the mission. I imagine 50 such scenarios, where war resources would be completely diverted to cement Nazi control of all Europe and North Africa. Even if Britain somehow managed to survive past 1942 against a stronger Nazi effort, America’s task in the war would have been almost insurmountable. And if instead of Barbarossa, Hitler had focused on extending the reach of something called “Furher Directive 30”, Britain might certainly have been dealt a deadly blow. This directive called for an operation to help anti-British forces in Iraq, but might easily have been broadened as I have suggested, capturing all of North Africa, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and even Iraq and Iran for the oil and other resources. As it was, Rommel was never sufficiently supplied, and the British were allowed to cling to Egypt and the Suez Canal.
The battles of the so-called Eastern Front were the most massive military confrontation in history. In the opening week of Barbarossa, Soviet losses were greater than both US and British losses in the entire war. The war on the so-called Russian Front was a literal bloodbath, bone fragments are still dug from beneath where the Germans shelled and bombed places like Leningrad. Most Americans cannot even envision what took place from 1939 until 1945, for only Pearl Harbor ever witnessed a single shot fired on American soil. As the blood ran in rivers elsewhere, US soil remained safe, and isolated. But the war in the Pacific was a desperate war, against another mighty behemoth, the Empire of Japan. Ironically, Stalin’s Soviet armies did not declare war on Japan until Nazi Germany was defeated in 1945. This provides us with an interesting contrast and a fascinating puzzle for our speculative war outcome too. What if America could not save Britain? What if the US had to choose in between defeating the Japanese in the Pacific, or rescuing Europe? With the Soviets out of the picture altogether, we can envision at least a protracted Europe war. At a point America would have had to choose between losing the Hawaiian Islands and Great Britain.
In early 1942 the United States was on her heels defending an Imperial Japanese onslaught. The final argument here rests in the grand strategy of Germany and Italy just before Pearl Harbor. These two powers formed the so-called “Axis”, and declared war on America in order to “distract” the US from greater support for Britain. As we see now, the plan was only partially successful, as the US ended up coming to Europe in force after June 6, 1944. However, had Britain been substantially defeated or weakened by the time of the fortuitous Midway naval victory of 1942, the complexity of the war with Japan would certainly have been altered. While it is obvious US and Chinese forces largely defeated Japan without the help of Britain, later assistance by British naval forces returning in 1944 did play a vital role. Having withdrawn to the West of the Indian Ocean after Pearl Harbor and the Philippines victories by Japan, England’s role in the Pacific was only supportive really. Had the Nazi’s not had the Soviets to fight, America would never have been able to rely on either Britain or Australia to defeat the Japanese. This says nothing for fantasy Hitler armies attacking American targets once Britain was at her knees.
Yes, the United States played one of the most vital roles in winning the biggest war in history. American graves decorate many foreign landscapes. Of this, my countrymen should be supremely proud. As for winning World War II with one hand tied behind her back, nothing could be further from the cold harsh reality. Had Russians stayed home and read newspaper clippings about Hitler’s and Tojo’s war for supremacy, America would have truly been alone, only not in victory. More gripping still, is the realization of what that would mean today. If tens of millions of people in the Soviet Union had not died, whole nations of people’s might have been exterminated or subjugated. There would be no reason at all for the nation of Israel, for only a few thousand Jews would have even lived past Hitler’s plans. Slave labor, a warped totalitarian reality in place, the riches of the whole world might well have fueled a complete takeover. You can envision this I know. An America finally invaded, a North American fortress starved and isolated to death, exhausted from a decade of unwinnable conflict. Maybe Hitler’s scientist, all unimpeded by fears of Soviet attacks; create the ultimate weapons for world domination. Can you imagine Hitler with atomic weapons strapped to V2 rockets? Better yet, try and imagine Hitler, Tojo, Mussolini, and Stalin sitting triumphant as New York burned!
The “Allies” defeated the “Axis” in World War 2. And now the same kind of psychopaths that started that war, they want another one. The start of World War III has already begun, it’s called choosing sides. America’s and Britain’s leaders have not only ignored Russia, but they have spit on the memory of crucial sacrifice. With some idiotic edict of the ancient elite, whole peoples are once again set at odds with one another, when in reality there are no contentions. Russians, Ukrainians, Estonians, Greeks, and Australians died together on the battlefields, and magically one nation is the only important contributor? What a travesty, what a sacrilege. May 9th should mean the same thing to all free people, a reminder that fascism and death might have won after all. Isn’t it about time we came to our senses? Isn’t it about time we recreate an alliance, rather than tear away with the old bias of the elites?