This photo taken March 6, 2014, shows a World War II-era Douglas C-47, housed at the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo, New York. The enormous production of U.S. airplanes and ships was essential to the Allied victory.
This photo taken March 6, 2014, shows a World War II-era Douglas C-47, housed at the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo, New York. The enormous production of U.S. airplanes and ships was essential to the Allied victory. Carolyn Thompson AP File Photo
This photo taken March 6, 2014, shows a World War II-era Douglas C-47, housed at the National Warplane Museum in Geneseo, New York. The enormous production of U.S. airplanes and ships was essential to the Allied victory. Carolyn Thompson AP File Photo

Forgotten realities of WWII

May 15, 2015 11:52 AM

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Victor Davis Hanson is a Tribune Content Agency columnist. He is a classicist and historian at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and the author of “The Father of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern.” Email: author@victorhanson.com.