Allies against fascism?

Carrol Cox cbcox at
Tue Oct 31 08:52:31 PST 2000

I haven't checked the figures lately, so this is memory. There were 200+ german divisions on the Eastern Front, 85 on the western (Italy & France) front. And of course the casualty figures are different orders of magnitude, simply not comparable. The Second Front was at least a year late in providing any substantial relief for the Russians. If my memory serves, that 205 divisions did not include the many divisions held down by Partisans in the Balkans.

A figure I've never seen computed: the number of civilians killed by US/RAF bombing vs. the total number of German military casualties in the west. Hamburg was certainly a worse war crime than anything either Milosevic or Hussein ever did.


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