Most forgotten allies

The Allies 1939-1945, and those fighting against Germany.

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Most forgotten allies

Post by Henrik Andersson » Thu Sep 16, 2010 12:07 am

Many states fight aginst the axis.
But who is the most forgotten of the all?
Cuba, Monaco, Mongolia?

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Re: Most forgotten allies

Post by lwd » Thu Sep 16, 2010 4:17 am

Do you want allies or just those that actuall fought against the axis? Many states seem to have limited their participation to a declaration of war and possibly logistics or baseing support.

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Re: Most forgotten allies

Post by Henrik Andersson » Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:58 pm

All states who declare war aginst the axis!

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Re: Most forgotten allies

Post by lwd » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:53 am

In that case there's a bunch of contenders in Latin America.

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Re: Most forgotten allies

Post by Henrik Andersson » Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:27 am

Yes and the countries who dont have a navy. They can not do much.
A sailor can allways transport supplays and a sailor always take a risk.

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Re: Most forgotten allies

Post by lwd » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:08 am

And there were several that declared war on Germany in 45. Thailand fought on both sides I believe, initially resisting the Japanese then allying with them. Mexico didn't have much of a navy but supplied a fighter squadron that saw combat in the Philipines. Of those that made signficant contributions Brazil may be one of the most over looked.

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Re: Most forgotten allies

Post by Henrik Andersson » Tue Sep 21, 2010 4:56 am

Turks start war 1945 so they have right to be members of the UN.
Mongolia start war aginst Japan in august 1945. But Mongolians soldiers fight.
Denmark surrender after about two hours 9 april 1940.
But then the german surrender in may 1945. Danish forces take controll and send gemans to POW-camps.
And danish HIPO hilfpolezei who was allied white the germans fight aginst the danish policetroops who coming from Sweden.
The states in central and south america give money tribute. And in som caeses they patrool sea and air.
And german citizens was arrested in many countries.
Brazil send troops to Europe.

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Re: Most forgotten allies

Post by lwd » Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:47 am

Africa is a big question to me. I'm not sure how many countries there were independent at the time vs still colonies. I do know that one of the routes for bombers headed for Europe from the US was down to Brail then across to Africa (south east coast somewhere), up to North Africa, and on to Britian.

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Re: Most forgotten allies

Post by Henrik Andersson » Sat Sep 25, 2010 2:49 am

Liberia declare war.
Egypt declare war in the end of the war. And i think a ministe was killed bye a proaxis lynchmob.

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Re: Most forgotten allies

Post by lwd » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:21 am

Liberia may have been on the Brazil to Africa route.

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Re: Most forgotten allies

Post by Henrik Andersson » Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:21 pm

Well somone from Liberia must beaing kill be germans.
Sailors lives dangerous during the war.

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Re: Most forgotten allies

Post by lwd » Thu Sep 30, 2010 5:43 am

I think I read somewhere that of all the US "services" the one with the highest mortality rate was the Merchant Marine. That said I don't think that there were as many Liberian flagged ships then.

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Re: Most forgotten allies

Post by ljadw » Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:05 pm

you have forgotten Italy (declared war on Germany in 1943 8) )

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Re: Most forgotten allies

Post by Henrik Andersson » Mon Oct 04, 2010 3:47 am

Well, the allies never admit Italy as a allied formality.
But we also have Monaco and San marino who changed side in the war.

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Re: Most forgotten allies

Post by lwd » Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:48 am

Henrik Andersson wrote:Well, the allies never admit Italy as a allied formality.
I thought you were wrong here but looked it up. Indeed Itally was apparently recognized as a co-belligerant but it looks like they weren't included as a formal member of the allies at least in Europe. Italys changeing sides I thought to be pretty well known but it's exact position in the "alliance" is apparently not as well known or as clear. Thanks.
But we also have Monaco and San marino who changed side in the war.
Did they have the same status as Italy?

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