mc G of H, incase you missed teribus' reply wrt your distortion here it is again " Dominions, Kevin, Dominions - know of any other Empire that adopted that concept?? A "consistently expansionist imperial pwer" ? not really by the reign of George Vth the empire was actually starting to contract. I quoted the final part of a speech by Winston Churchill made in June 1940 - read the whole speech Kevin and then come back and tell me if Churchill thought that Britain was weaker than Germany in 1940. To give you a hint as to the meter and content - Churchill outlined his enemies weaknesses and British strengths in a manner that was downright prophetic"
Another example : taken from a speech Churchill gave To the House of Commons, 18 June 1940 after Dunkirk.
We have, therefore, in this island today a very large and powerful military force. This force comprises all our best-trained and our finest troops, including scores of thousands of those who have already measured their quality against the Germans and found themselves at no disadvantage. We have under arms at the present time in this island over a million and a quarter men. Behind these we have the Local Defence Volunteers, numbering half a million, only a portion of whom, however, are yet armed with rifles or other firearms. We have incorporated into our Defence Forces every man for whom we have a weapon. We expect very large additions to our weapons in the near future, and in preparation for this we intend forthwith to call up, drill and train further large numbers. Those who are not called up, or else are employed upon the vast business of munitions production in all its branches-and their ramifications are innumerable-will serve their country best by remaining at their ordinary work until they receive their summons.
Have I made my point? There was never any assumption that Germany looked stronger, even after the Dunkirk disaster.
The American troops war was not over,because Germany fell, there were troops in the pacific, what were the European based US troops going to do? Go home and forget about the troops in the Pacific.
You are basing your argument on your assumptions of what you think they would do, not on what they would have to do if ordered. The armed forces are not a democracy you do what your told.
If the allies agreed with Churchill the troops would be sent in no matter what they think or want. It turns out Churchill was right Russia was a threat to world peace.
The amusing part about history are the made up stories the downfall; people trying to pass it as fact to prove a point.