Reference: Giles Milton: The Soldiers’ Story, John Murray, (2018), Pages 65 & 66
From 1933 to 1939 – Hitler was very much the darling of the West. He was admired by British royalty and respected by the British middle and upper classes (especially Churchill), as well as courted by US big business (IBM assisted in the holocaust from their New York offices providing the Nazi Germans with a cataloguing system that enabled the efficient murder of millions of innocents).
Military records are precise and concise and convey very little about the reality of war. As a family we do not subscribe to the notion of imperialist war, but we are proud that our grandfather volunteered to join the British Army to fight fascism in the 1940’s.
The Liberation of Paris after the Allied D-Day Landings of June, 1944, was a key strategic aim, as such an achievement clearly marked the defeat