Originally Posted by GRIMLET
Before I make comment on what their legacy is.........
What sacrifices has that generation taken that were not forced upon them by the then existing circumstances?
Please be nice.
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Take a look at combat deaths in WW2. In the 10 years we have fought in Iraq and Afg, the total number of deaths is about 6500.
In WW2, the death toll for American service men was roughly405,000. That is about 62 times as many deaths. Do you think there is any way Americans today would have put up with that number? and of course many of the service people in WW2 were conscripted.
It was not forced on them. They were called, and they went. This would not happen today.