"The blitzing of the cities has carried war this time to such a climax of infernal atrocity that all recriminations on that score are ridiculous. The Germans will have as big a bill of atrocities against us as we against them if we take them into an impartial international court."
Wednesday, 29 August 2012
George Bernard Shaw on British bombing atrocities
George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright, Nobel Prize winner, and co-founder of the London School of Economics.
During World War One, whilst clearly doubting the purported British war aims, Shaw had sarcastically suggested:
"All we have to do is to kill, say, 75 per cent, of all the women in Germany under 60. Then
we may leave Germany her fleet and her money, and say 'Much good may they do you.'"
28 years later, Shaw wrote to the Sunday Express, stating:
- Letter printed in the November 28, 1943 edition of Britain's Sunday Express
As quoted in Brittan, Vera. One Voice: Pacifist Writings from the Second World War. London: Continuum. 2006. p.97.
The "international court" the British faced the Germans in after the war, was anything but "impartial".
Posted by The Black Rabbit of Inlé at 20:32