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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bomber Command



This year, after nearly sixty of semi-obscurity, the airmen who fell as part of Bomber Command in WWII were commemorated by a substantial memorial in Green Park, at Hyde Park corner. I'm never sure what to think about the strategy of bombing itself, but whatever the merits of that the men that flew are some of the greatest heroes. If you don't know the background it is worth reading about.

posted by Ham at 00:02 -- Comments here: 3

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Blogger Steve A said ... (15:27) : 

Without question, they were brave.

 

Anonymous imajoebob said ... (00:40) : 

It always seemed odd that there was such a prominent monument to Bomber Harris, but not one for the men who actually carried out his orders.

Perhaps an even better choice would have been a permanent place on the fourth plinth.

 

Blogger Helen said ... (11:15) : 

Mind you, the memorial could be called Albert Speer's revenge. Those men deserve something better than those pseudo-classical columns.

 

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