Seven decades gone, the swastika back to being a benign Eastern symbol, the European cities rebuilt, the current generation has no memory of how close a thing the Nazi New Order was. Particularly in 1940 when France had fallen, Berlin and Moscow were allies, Washington was neutral, and London stood alone.
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The question wasn't whether but when the Fuhrer would order Operation Sea Lion, the invasion across the English Channel. There are a lot of ifs, ands and buts as to how it might have succeeded. In the event, it didn't. Turning against Russia was the fatal mistake.
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