Originally Posted by Missileer
All I can say is War Is h**l.
Better to say "It is not true." Even General Sherman who made that statement kept his soldiers in line (ie he did not allow rape and murder or mistreatment of prisoners and the pillage was only along the line of march from Atlanta to Savannah and he made orders that food be left behind enough to make it).
You will read a lot of this stuff from those that do not like their past. It is a self protection mechanism I believe maybe. Or it is trying to gain and advantage -- ie many pro-Israeli groups push the belief that the Allies could have stopped the butchering of the Jews but just ignored it.
Jack E. Hammond
PS> Of all the wrongs that the US did after WW2 I can only think of one that was truely horrible. And that was the execution of General Yamashita in 1946. But compared to past behavior of occupiers in wars the US and the UK have a reputation none can touch. US Admirals (including both King and Nimitz) came to the defense of the German Admiral over U-boat warfare who the Allies wanted to execute.