It's all a matter of greyish shadows. It's is true that without the U.S the UK would have been in trouble . Also the U.S did a tremendous job int he Pacific. It is also true that the UK resisted remarkably well in 1940 (and after) . Also the backbone of the 3rd Reich was broken by the Soviets (stalingrad, etc..). Let us not forget the Commonwealth contribution, for example the Canadians at Dieppe, the Newzealanders at Monte Cassino etc.. Also the French 1940 contribution is not neglectable : without their massive shooting down of Luftwaffe aircrafts in 1940 , the Raf would have had to face over 2000 extra aircrafts during the B.O.B. not to mention that without the sacrifice of the French garrisson at Lille there would have been no Operation Dynamo...(both factors made Seelöwe impossible) .Let's also mention the Free French (North Africa, Anvil , Italy etc..) the Free Poles (Arnhem) the Free Dutch (D-Day) , the Russian and Polish partisans , the Resistance , the SOE and all those who contributed even in a modest way. It is the GLOBAL contribution of all allied nations which made V.E. possible and not the "my country is better than yours pub debate". Of course some countries were more powerful than others, but the courage of a Luxemburger and a Norwegian at D-Day was just as good as those from the other nations . I salute them all , and that includes the Veterans of both sides (except war Criminals) because they all lived Hell .