- Mar 24, 2013
- Reaction score
- Political Leaning
Don’t forget how the Soviet Union saved the world from Hitler - The Washington Post
"In the Western popular imagination -- particularly the American one -- World War II is a conflict we won. It was fought on the beaches of Normandy and Iwo Jima, through the rubble of recaptured French towns and capped by sepia-toned scenes of joy and young love in New York. It was a victory shaped by the steeliness of Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, the moral fiber of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and the awesome power of an atomic bomb.
But that narrative shifts dramatically when you go to Russia, where World War II is called the Great Patriotic War and is remembered in a vastly different light..."
I"ll be watching the Victory Parade today, remembering the millions and millions of soldiers and civilians that perished in that horrible war.