Originally Posted by XeniaCasaraghi
I wonder why Russia's abush from the Germans isn't focused on more in history books. It's always Poland France Blitzkrieg Pearl Harbor Normandy A bombs the end. Russia got pummeled during the war and still held on.
In regards to George VI, I find it so hard to believe that people actually found his brother the good looking one. I don't hate David like some seem to but he always seemed weird looking to me. Albert had full lips a perfect nose great cheek bones and lets not even talk about those amazing eyes.
I wouldn't say it's completely brushed aside but due to the nature of that part of WW2 it's usually studied and discussed in it's own right because it's the most bloody conflict in human history with over 30 million killed (3/4's of those were civilians), the sheer scale of it all is just mind blowing.
I also think George VI was much better looking than his elder brother, if I had to put them in order of attractiveness (this is purely personal taste ofc) I'd say it was Duke of Kent then George VI, Duke of Gloucester and finally Duke of Windsor (Edward VIII)
Not that I've ever given it much thought