Written on: 12/10/2009
Stephen E ambrose's D-day is extremely bias towards the americans. He is saying that the the americans had better weaponry than the germans this is not true. The german batalions at D-day had not seen action for many years, neither did the americans. but the americans and british outnumbered and outgunned the germans. The King tiger tank needed 4 shermans to knock it out, with onlky the 4th surviving. The Germans had better weapons, but they had outstretched themselves. to much land not enough soldiers.
When Eisenhower is compared to Rommel, it is said that Rommel inflicted heavy casualties on the americans because the americans were badly trained and badly equipped. Thats funny because in the chapter before it is said that the american army way the best trained to walk the face of the earth.
Also rommel was outgunned and outmanned.
I also found it funny when the American army was called the best educated in the world (although this waas not said by ambrose, he still used the quote), because before WW1 the germans had the best education in the western hemishpere, and all the able men who went through that education went to the war. This means that they must have been the best educated.
Also the swiss army has alot of highly inteligent men, as alot of them are in university whilst doing their military. (in switzerland you go for about 9 weeks for rekruten schule, and coming back every year for 4 weeks until 35).
I was surprised when Ambrose said that the german elite was not much better then the allied elite. the SS were brainwashed since little children to become nazi's. only 1 in every 100 men who volunteered foer the SS made it whereas 2/3 of the american volunteers made it to the us army. thats 1 in every 100 to 66 in every 100. also the ss were given amphivitamin to pump them up.the ss were crazy fanatics who would do anything to win