I don't think the Canadians would have had any appreciable effect on the outcome in 41 -42. After years ( 15 or so) of neglect ( a whole lot like today) Our forces were really only getting trained up in England. What was onhand on the continent, that we could have sent to Russia would have been but a rock in the flood against the Wermacht, and prolly would have been crushed rather quickly trying to slow up the Germans while Uncle Jo could have saved himself some good Party members for a week later.
And so far as Candians running on Rye, I am sure there is a conversion kit out there that they could have used to convert anyone going to Russia to run on whatever is available on the ground, I know that when I was in Yugo, we were even drinking the Raki. Canadians are the ultimate in environmentally friendly units, we can run on whatever you give us, so long as it is at least 200 proof.
Also Sergei, so far a supporting the war; It was a good war on paper, til Haliburton got ahold of it. Think about it. getting rid of Saddam Hussien, who is a runner up, in the " killed the highest number of his/ her own countryfolk".
He was even more dangerous to Iraqis than the Iranian Army, or air force, or even the Iranian Navy.
He needed to be removed, but that is only by a North American Perspective, the only mass murderers we tolerate on this side of the pond have to be military Commanders, like Montcalm, or Lee, or Haig. I know on your side of the pond, a couple of pits with thousands of human bodies can be found on almost every intersection.. but we're a little naive around here
[ June 28, 2004, 01:25 PM: Message edited by: ErrantRecce1 ]