"Второй фронт"

Тут все про "второй фронт" спрашивают. Так вот, второй фронт открыл Совецкий Союз 22 июня 41 года, перестав быть союзником Германии. И то не по своей воле, а вынужденно. А до этого Британия сражалась в одиночку и в " Крокодиле" печатали веселенькие юмористические картинки про бомбёжку Лондона.
Надо про это периодически напоминать, чтобы не забыли. А то думают, что война началась 22 июня 41 года. Нет, война началась 1 сентября 1939 и через пару недель Совецкий Союз тоже напал на Польшу. И 8 мая 45 года война не кончилась, Британская империя и США продолжали воевать в Азии и на Тихом океане. Совецкий Союз присоединился, когда с Японией было практически покончено, чтобы успеть урвать свой кусок, как шакал.
Потери самые большие? Скажите спасибо своим "маршалам Победы", которые солдат ни во что ставили, гнали на убой, на пулеметы.
Освободители? Нет Освободитель - это тот, кто пришел, выгнал оккупанта и ушёл. А не тот, который выгнав, заявил "а теперь я буду тут с тобой жить, а ты будешь жить как я прикажу". Один оккупант сменил другого, только и всего.

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Something about the woke morons from the Telegraph

Why do the tedious woke get such a thrill from bashing England?

The right-on bores are wrong if they think patriots care about St George being foreign
Julie Burchill 24 April 2021

Did you have a good St George’s Day? Did you Morris Dance around a maypole before enjoying a repast of Yorkshire tea and Cornish cream scones while watching re-runs of Dad’s Army, then dipping into Rudyard Kipling poems and listening to Elgar?

Thought not; like most true Brits, you more likely nipped out to a pizzeria terrace before going home to prance around to some French ye-ye and take in an Israeli boxset before ordering a takeaway curry and some Spanish wine and jumping into bed with a nice Scandi noir.

In fact, the only people who got themselves into a patriotism-related froth on Friday were the massed ranks of screaming meemies and moaning minnies who make up the anti-patriotism mob once skewered so mercilessly by George Orwell: “England is perhaps the only great country whose intellectuals are ashamed of their own nationality … almost any English intellectual would feel more ashamed of standing to attention during ‘God save the King’ than of stealing from a poor box.”

The comedian Geoff Norcott summed up the snarkiness of social media sourpusses well: “Happy St George’s Day – well done to all the Twitter pedants who point out he was Turkish ahead of the fact dragons aren’t real.” Elsewhere one could read that the busy fellow was also the patron saint of Ethiopia, Lithuania, Portugal, Germany, Greece, Georgia, Moscow, Istanbul, Beirut, and of course Palestine.

Why are so many people so tediously insistent on telling us irrelevant things we already know in a deluded belief that they are “shattering myths”? Besides the obvious snobbery and virtue-signalling, I suspect an element of masochism. The woke seem to get some sort of perverse thrill from believing they’re uniquely bad for being English and inviting the rest of the world to give them a good kicking.

We saw this in the way certain Remainers positively grovelled to the pompous panjandrums of the EU to make us pay for our Brexit rebellion; not Stockholm syndrome but Strasbourg Syndrome. The ongoing anger of the liberal establishment at the “gammons” stems from the impotent fury of people who thought they’d be able to tell the working class how to vote forever being served royally in the name of national pride. They don’t like it up ‘em!

The usual self-loathing suspects banging on about St George being a foreigner is something of an own goal in a country which recently mourned the Greek-Danish consort of a Queen descended from the Germanic ruling house of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. Modern England has seamlessly absorbed influences from all over the world; it’s only the Wokers who seem to struggle with the idea of mix’n’match patriotism.

This is what led to the People’s Party losing its natural constituency as lifelong Labour voters suspected that Jeremy Corbyn cared more about Gaza than Grimsby – and while ceaselessly putting this country down, was taking payment from the women-stoning, gay-executing regime of Iran.

Lady “Muck” Nugee’s mocking of the cross of St George and Keir Starmer’s half-hearted attempts to wrap himself in the Union Jack only add to the impression that for Labour our flag is only ever one of convenience.

English patriots aren’t stupid – we just know we’re lucky to live in a democratic country where we can throw out politicians we don’t want and enjoy freedoms other people do not. And that’s what Labour don’t get.

This country was civilised by the struggle of the working people – not because the ruling class willingly bestowed us our human rights. Diss what we have and you’re disrespecting everyone from the Chartists to the Suffragettes – and people from less fortunate countries who see this country as a beacon, bashed about a bit but still something to aim for.

Next April 23, maybe they will think twice before making some lame excuse for a gag about a non-existent dragon-slayer to a country where less than half of our happy breed actually know the date of our national saint day anyway? If they can’t, that has far more to do with their weird little Anglophobia than any actuality.