There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
The Red Army had the Germans on the back foot since Stalingrad and were about to destroy a third of the German army during operation Bagration in 1944 so I cannot agree with that contention. At no time during WW2 did US/UK forces ever face more than 20% of Wehrmacht forces. Russia won WW2 long before we played a significant part in it by killing 3.5 million German soldiers for us before we intervenedHad there not been a D-day, or Lend Lease, however, the USSR would have been at great risk of stalemating with the Germans on the Eastern Front.
It would be a minor factor. It was the numbers that mattered in the East and the Russians had moreA key factor would have been German policies towards the peoples of occupied Belarus, Ukraine and Russia and how willing the locals would have been to either fight the Soviets, or at least not actively oppose the German occupation.
26 boxes of pineapples, 71 pounds of olives, 595 boxes of limes
500 million pounds of pork, 70 million pounds of bacon, 583 million pounds of sausage, 492 million pounds of beans etc. etc etc
My guess is that with out lend lease and D-day, the entire eastern front would have stalemated after Kursk (Kursk was far more of a stalemate than a German defeat).