proud (and ignorant) of the facts that no JW ever killed a Nazi in France's occupation.
FF, very true, and without diminishing the respect for the valour involved, are you aware that many Europeans at the time viewed that operation totally differently, would have preferred to use other methods directed in other ways, other times?
There were ~20 000 French civilians lost too. While this was carried out, other French, Dutch were fighting a far greater evil that awaited them, a continued advance by Bolchevism, that had already, before the german push eastward, wreaked havoc in Poland, the Ukraine, the Baltics.
Politics aside, the Nazi extermination programs had to be stopped. and those whose lives were taken*** in the process deserve recognition.
For a Civilian, like a JW to kill a german, or Russian or even possibly an American soldier would have been a really stupid thing. Massive retaliation was the usual response. As documented.
WW2 was a sequel to the Versaille arrangement. Populations coming under pressure from outsiders. The same is happening in Europe again. Whenever humans keep invading, casualties will result.
We the present, are the lucky survivors of life's battles that have raged for millions of years.
PS: *** I say "taken", because it was not willingly given. Invaders come to take lives, not to give theirs. Most of those dying in Normandy were conscripts, had no choice whether to survive or die, in contrast for the 10s of thousands of French, Dutch volunteer soldiers that died on the eastern front, facing a greater than the nazi evil.