Do you consider the men and women who fought in ww2 the greatest generation? 19 replies

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#1 11 years ago

I was thinking, I know they are called the greatest generation, but does everyone think that? Do you think those men and women who fought the axis in ww2 are the greatest generation? If you do post and say so, if not say which generation you think is better. I personally say they are.




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#2 11 years ago

I don't think there is a greatest generation.




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#3 11 years ago

My grandfathers (fathers of my mom/dad) God bless their souls fought axis. They r the greatest men for me. My grandmother fought them too, she & rest of her friends were in occupied Leningrad (currently St. Petersburg). All people who fought the Nazi menace were/are the great people. Respect to them, wether they r alive or not.




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#4 11 years ago

I have never heard such a definition for generation fighting in WW II. But now that you ask it, I don't think such idea as "greatest generation" even exists.




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#5 11 years ago

Defiantly not. The greatest generations are the newest ones, there more "evolved" and some might grow up to be scientists and invent...oh I don't know, the flying car for example.




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#6 11 years ago

They're not the greatest generation, simply because there's no such thing as a greatest generation. They had the bad luck to have a World War on their hands, much of them didn't have any choice but to fight the Nazi's, does that make them heroes? Probably, yes. Does that make them brave men and women? Most certainly. Does that make them the best generation? No.


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#7 11 years ago

There is no such thing. But they were good. Sacrifcing their lives for the next generations so they didn't have to live under Nazi rulers.




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#8 11 years ago
XanLord;3777382All people who fought the Nazi menace were/are the great people. Respect to them, wether they r alive or not.

You get absolute bastards who serve in the army for various reasons. I'm not going to make a generalisation and say that an entire generation was good or great because some of them were made to fight the Nazis. Some of them were undoubtedly terrible people.




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#9 11 years ago

There is no such thing as a greatest generation, for all generations have an inherent greatness.

The greatness of fighting in a war, in my eyes, is far less than some others. I measure greatness of a generation by it's unique people; Einstein, Hawking, Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Rafeal. These men have overcome great things and accomplished even greater ones. They are present in every generation, and make it great. That's the inherent greatness of man.




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#10 11 years ago

I completely agree. There is no such thing as the greatest generation, every one of them has prodigies.


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