From time to time we have to listen to desperate Führer's fan boys lamenting about the wrong end of the war that was already (almost) won. They feed their enthusiasm predominantly on Guderian's and Manstein's memoirs. These sources are just biased, blame-shifting, selective popular historiography where major defeats are simply overlooked. Here is an incomplete list of major defeats of the Axis in Europe: Battle for Britain – Lost Battle for Russia – Lost Fall Blau – Lost Kursk – Lost North Africa – Lost Battle for Ukraine – Lost Battle for Italy – Lost Allied Invasion of Europe – Lost Bagration – Lost Battles for Germany – Lost Battle for Berlin - Lost ........ Defeat of the Axis was deserved, complete, utter and overwhelming. I regret just that they haven't been beaten much harder - at the north too.