June 6th 1944 D-Day

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  1. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Every generation believes the following generation is "soft". It simply goes without saying. I do a lot of reading and I've found it mentioned directly or implied in lots of reading material going back many decades.

    The truth is you really can't measure the war-making potential of any generation unless they're pitched into it like the generations that fought the American Civil War, WWI and WWII... And really who wants to see any generation be saddled with something like that?

    I guess if a generation is "soft" and they somehow are able to maintain the peace around the globe without having a mass slaughter taking place somewhere then more power to them.
  2. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    yeah the world has done so well the last 30-40 years.

    By the way winni I guess Rwanda is not big enough? Or say Cambodia?

    and not sure why you think war making is the only measure? But then again you seem to like to ignore the great depression. No surprise.
  3. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Who's ignoring the Great Depression?

    After dealing with WWI, the soldiers and society in general had to come home and deal with the Spanish Flu that killed 600,000+ in the US alone.

    Every generation has their challenges.

    Rwanda and Cambodia are horrible situations but those don't compare with either World War... Not even in the same zip code.
  4. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    or the British at The Somme on July 1, 1916, 60000 casualties in a day.

    It is true they wouldn't storm the beaches now but at the same time, drones and other long range missiles etc would ensure they wouldn't have to do so.

    Warfare is different but the bravery of the soldiers fighting isn't.

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