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Definitely a brutal slog regardless.KevinB, I appreciate your take in this, given your boots on the ground view at least with two of those orgs. KV was a tough go with a garrisoning focus, no doubt, and having a far more challenging (less forgiving?) patrol/presence environment in the valley. That said, no matter how well the Canadian soldier would perform, I don’t think the Govt would ever come close to having a cajones to commit general forces to theatres the likes of KV…
But as far as looking which of the Militaries was better suited for what areas - which if we are honest is the point of a coalition - that the UK/CDN forces where better trained and equipped for that area - and the American forces better for the more open areas.
As much as I like to pick on the LAV Bn's I would pick them head and shoulders above the US Light and Mountain forces for doing Light and Mountain stuff - the same with the Brits.
Now I think the US Mil learned a lot from that journey - but I think all three militaries wasted a lot of resources in not going towards their areas of expertise.