As Ben Macintyre writes today, The Great Escape is probably the best-known example of a Hollywood habit which has infuriated Brits almost since the war ended - hijacking engagements involving British, Indian or Commonwealth troops to make Americans into the heroes.
This is just The Times being silly.
Of course only the US fought alone in WWII, the USSR provided no help at all, Americans decoded German submarine codes.
And the Canadians? Huh, where is Canada?