Charlottesquare wrote: Certainly by number count of casualties I would be hard pressed to argue WW2 as a UK/USA victory.
I don't think the number of casualties really counts for much in the greater scheme of things. But I didn't deny that it was a UK/US/Soviet victory. What it wasn't, was a European victory.
The occupied countries have little to be proud of, even the Channel Islands was a model of cooperation, if not collaboration. There was no fighting on the beaches there.