Dave 325i, you can believe whatever you history teacher said, fine with that, but trust me it is all propaganda, damn I lived in Estonia and out teacher once said that Estonia played a major role, whjole class laughed in his face and told him to STFU.
12mil russian solders died during WW2, most russian cities were bombed to hell. Half of the russia is a big memorial to the solders. I don't see this in Canada or USA.
about steel melting at 1500C, yes it maybe melts at that, but don't forget that those steel beam will brake when they lose their stenght.