Michael Kenny wrote: ↑10 Aug 2019 22:38I have no doubt you are a member of many Facebook Groups that really really really believe that but it is not 'widely accepted'.
The German Army probably had more horse-holders that the British Army had Infantrymen.
That 'belief' is based on the false assumption the outcome of the war was only decided in May 1945. In 1943 Germany knew for certain she was beaten and the insane, illogical and pointless continuation of hostilities for 2 years after that date gained her absolutely nothing and lost her everything If she had sought terms in 1943 then Germany would have been in a much better position for recovery than she was in 1945. It is also a fact that over 100 combat ready German Divisions laid down their arms when the Insane Dear Leader shot himself. By no stretch did they fight to the last man, horse or bullet-they only fought to the last lunatic!
I do not think the relatives of the 2 million+ Germans killed in the last year of the war would share your view that this was a magnificent performance. What is it that drives people admire and defend this sort of senseless slaughter?
I don't do Facebook and almost every war is senseless.
The RAF strategic bomber raids often amounted to pointless slaughter, with nothing gained. Those men who cracked or declined to continue were accused of lacking in moral fibre (LMF). Apparently we are not allowed to admire the courage of the crews who were forced to fly on these suicide missions, because that would run afoul of your politics.