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    Uk war memorial could be scrapped because of german politicians

    RAF veterans were furious last night after German politicians called for Britain to scrap plans for a 3.5million memorial to Bomber Command.
    The row broke out as the mayor of Dresden arrived in the UK to open an exhibition showing the devastation caused by the blitzing of her city and London and Coventry during the Second World War.......

    Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | UK News :: UK War memorial could be scrapped because of German politicians

    50 of our RAF pilots were shot in cold blood for daring to escape from their POW camp.They deserve a memorial.To accede to this German demand is to accept the German claim that Germans were the victims of the war they started.If German had been a real democracy Hitler would never have become the dictator of Germany .Ask the mayor of Dresden if she has visited Belsen ,Dachau ,Oradour and all those other monuments .Does she object to them too?
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    Re: Uk war memorial could be scrapped because of german politicians

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas View Post
    RAF veterans were furious last night after German politicians called for Britain to scrap plans for a 3.5million memorial to Bomber Command.
    The row broke out as the mayor of Dresden arrived in the UK to open an exhibition showing the devastation caused by the blitzing of her city and London and Coventry during the Second World War.......

    Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | UK News :: UK War memorial could be scrapped because of German politicians

    50 of our RAF pilots were shot in cold blood for daring to escape from their POW camp.They deserve a memorial.To accede to this German demand is to accept the German claim that Germans were the victims of the war they started.If German had been a real democracy Hitler would never have become the dictator of Germany .Ask the mayor of Dresden if she has visited Belsen ,Dachau ,Oradour and all those other monuments .Does she object to them too?
    Personally I can't say I can see why people have this seeming obsession with memorials to killing other people! Surely there are far better things that this 3.5 million could be spent on rather than shouting how good we were at flattening a city and killing an estimated 75-100,000 civilians?
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    Re: Uk war memorial could be scrapped because of german politicians

    Yes it always amazes me how these things cost so much. 3.5M is a hell of a lot of cabbage for a memorial. I reckon I could knock one up that would be suitable for a tenth of that and still be on a nice little earner!

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    Re: Uk war memorial could be scrapped because of german politicians

    I don't see the point of it. It was 70 years ago. We have lots of WW1 and WW2 memorials. Each of the Devon towns that I visit, and the one that I live in, has a memorial to the local men and women that were lost.
    I'm sure if the Germans were to errect an expenive monument or memorial to the pilots that flew the bombers that blitzed London, Coventry, Plymouth, Portsmouth, Mersyside etc, we would be rightfully outraged.
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    Re: Uk war memorial could be scrapped because of german politicians

    If you are going to build a memorial, wouldn't it be more appropriate for them to be built to remember the civilians?

    Though all war memorials are a huge waste of public funds.
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    Re: Uk war memorial could be scrapped because of german politicians

    Unless i'm greatly mistaken the memorial is not to the bombing of a German city it is in remembrance of the young men who flew with bomber command during the war many of who never came home. The germans have memorials of their own, in Kiel there is a memorial to the U boat crews, now they attacked merchant ships bringing food to civilians "starve us out", but the memorial does not justify nor glorify the war it remembers those who were lost when the world was plunged into war.
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    Re: Uk war memorial could be scrapped because of german politicians

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas View Post
    RAF veterans were furious last night after German politicians called for Britain to scrap plans for a 3.5million memorial to Bomber Command.
    The row broke out as the mayor of Dresden arrived in the UK to open an exhibition showing the devastation caused by the blitzing of her city and London and Coventry during the Second World War.......

    Express.co.uk - Home of the Daily and Sunday Express | UK News :: UK War memorial could be scrapped because of German politicians

    50 of our RAF pilots were shot in cold blood for daring to escape from their POW camp.They deserve a memorial.To accede to this German demand is to accept the German claim that Germans were the victims of the war they started.If German had been a real democracy Hitler would never have become the dictator of Germany .Ask the mayor of Dresden if she has visited Belsen ,Dachau ,Oradour and all those other monuments .Does she object to them too?
    Yes and I'll bet you a pound to a penny the memorial will be scrapped, as the British political yes-men bend the USUAL knee, in favour of any nationalities other than their own countrymens!

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    Re: Uk war memorial could be scrapped because of german politicians

    Quote Originally Posted by Midas View Post
    Personally I can't say I can see why people have this seeming obsession with memorials to killing other people! Surely there are far better things that this 3.5 million could be spent on rather than shouting how good we were at flattening a city and killing an estimated 75-100,000 civilians?
    I would like to see the memorial built as I want our subsequent populations to appreciate the sacrifice that so few made to ensure the rest of us live in relative freedom. Having said that the creeping European Union disease is about to overwhelm us which almost amounts to a takeover by another country in this case Germany but 65 years later?

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    Re: Uk war memorial could be scrapped because of german politicians

    The monument should be built as a memorial to those who sacrificed in the war against oppression, simple as that. If some germans choose to look at it as a glorification of carpet bombing then that is their problem. I was interested to note recently that Germany's immigration laws are far tougher than ours despite being in the EU, their economy is doing a lot better as well despite having just bailed out Greece so I think that Solomon's point about being taken over by Germany eventually may well come true in a way.
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    Re: Uk war memorial could be scrapped because of german politicians

    Quote Originally Posted by sheffield39 View Post
    , as the British political yes-men bend the USUAL knee, in favour of any nationalities other than their own countrymens!

    You and your fascist friends do that all the time. There's someone on this forum who insults our country almost everytime he touches his keyboard, slanders and insults the memory of our brave servicemen and women that bravely served in WW1 and WW2, belittles our efforts to defend the world from fascism, which we did from DAY 1 of each of the great wars not in the last quarter or half way through...........and you and your fascist mate have your heads so far stuck up his backside it's difficult to tell where you end and he begins. And that odius scumbag Griffin dares to have a picture of Sir Winston Churchill pasted next to his? Churchill would be spinning in his grave if he could see the sycophantic a** kissing of this odius American that you and your mate Nicholas constantly display. You should read Churchills Nobel prize winning war diaries. He was very scathing of the US shameful and disgraceful policies and actions between 1920 and 1941.
    And you call yourself "patriotic"??
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