And you're either confused or just plain lying (as usual) when you claim that the first Polish parachute regiment was all but wiped out after being used as cannon foder. In reality the Poles suffered a loss rate of 23% during Market Garden, which is far better than the 75%+ which the British lost.
Am I? Read the last sentence of p. 376 of Rising '44 by Norman Davies.
Are you teaching the little tyke to racially abuse people just like daddy does?
Little tyke is a pretty apt description, but no, I won't be teaching him that sort of stuff. Even if I wanted to, my hands are too full just keeping up with the little fella. You'll experience all that when you have your own kid.
My initial reaction was to say something quite nasty in response to you but I'm actually happy within myself to say that those initial feelings were quickly replaced with a feeling of genuine pity for you. I pity you that you feel it appropriate to bring family members into the equation as an attack (though veiled) on me and other persons on this forum.
I'll add to that by saying that if you ever have a child I hope your child grows up happy and healthy, reaches his/her full potential, and makes you and your wife proud, however you measure that emotion.
Who mentioned "accredited" historians?
I did, more as an example illustrative of the point I was trying to make. I think on the issues we've been discussing we'll just have to agree to disagree.
Why don't you move to Poland? Did you ever considered it?
I was in Spain a few years ago and had all the plans laid to visit Poland for a few weeks but time and work commitments cancelled that unfortunately, much to my disappointment. I might like to move to and live in Poland when I retire however, and I plan to retire in about 10-15 years if things continue for me the way they are professionally.
Once my son is a bit older and able to appreciate the experience, I will definitely visit. I'd like to see where my family came from, my grandad's grave and probably even do a bit of soul searching whilst there.
My brother went there a few years ago and stayed for a few months, so I might cart him along, as well as dad, though dad doesn't seem to keen to go back - too many bad memories.
I'll certainly let the forum know if I'm going just in case anyone wants to catch up for a beer and/or wodka (it'll be my shout!).