I recently watched a documentary by an American film maker with WWII being a major part of it, and it was a bit skewed, and I disagree with his premise. Basically the premise was that the Soviet Union won the war and the West took credit for it and waited until Germany was too weak to invade France and then take credit. Secondly, the documentary only talked about the Pacific with regards to the Bomb, that it was unnecessarily dropped to scare the Soviets, that The Japanese were ready to surrender well before the bomb. Firstly, From 1933 on Hitler massively built his military, and before Hitler German shell companies in other countries were already working on new technologies in the 20s and early 30s. His regime was a military dictatorship based on the premise of war. Stalin's Russia was also a totalitarian state with a massive military. Each county had millions of men and Materiel in 1940 ready to go. Secondly, Hitler chose to fight in the East because his ideology was that Slavs/Communism/Judaism had to be destroyed and the Germans needed living space and resources, and that Russia was in his sights since Men Kampf. Thirdly, The Germans couldn't beat the RAF into submission and didn't have the Naval Power to take on the Royal Navy besides U-boats, so the only way Britain could fight was on the peripherals because they had to build their forces and Materiel up as they were not a military-based government set on war from the early 1930s on. Fourthly, When the US was attacked on Dec. 7, 1941, we had just begun the process of arming and conscription/training. We didn't have the forces or the weapons, not to mention we had to get everything across the Atlantic and organize and make a strategy. Fifthly, The majority of manpower/land forces and sea power in the Pacific was America, and they certainly took the battle to Japan. The Mediterranean was an important theater with regards to shipping and supplies that Germany had to subvert from the Eastern theater, and the person got it wrong in the documentary when he stated the Allies faced no more than 10 German divisions in Italy. I have a WWII fact book that states Germany had 20-25 crack divisions that were also very well-equipped in Italy. The British weren't prepared when Germany attacked and weren't fully armed and manned, and they didn't fight up to their capabilities until after the war had advanced, as with America. In 1942 the number of men and quality equipment/air power just wasn't in Britain ready to go. Thoughts?