Why hasn’t Hanson mentioned the enormous sacrifices of the Russians and Soviets of which the American and British losses pale in comparison?
In this article, Hanson did refer to the sacrifices of Russians who fought to keep Germans off of their sovereign territory.
Well, when one considers that Stalin is largely responsible for allowing the Germans to rearm and train its armies in secret during the inter-war period; his participation in the dismemberment of Poland; and his imposition of totalitarian rule on the territories "liberated" from the Nazis later on... its hard to have much sympathy...
The Russian people made great sacrifices as a direct result of the misguided policies of its own government. Before, during and after. Hoisted by their own petard, as it were.