Thursday, March 22, 2012

Liberation of Europe from Nazi Germany rule

Although the peoples of the USSR and their Red Army fought the Nazi aggression heroically on the Eastern Front, the fall of the Third Reich could have been delayed had the USA-led forces not counter-attacked from Nazi Germany's western flank. The Battle of Normandy was thus crucial. Of course, there were also thousands of brave men as well as women who stayed inside Occupied Europe to resist the rule of Hitler. Europe''s history has become clearer without the blinkers of Cold War. Now, knowledge of WW'II in the English-using world is more balanced. Also, 'Germany has changed - for the better - in the past six decades. By the way, William Shirer's masterwork is available in paperbacks in major bookstores in Malaysian cities, like KL's Kinokuniya and Border.