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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:
"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."
- 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".



4 comments:

  1. Well yes, the bombing of Germany was ghastly but at the time Shaw wrote this, no one knew that the Allies were going to win and I think the overwhelming majority of those opposed to Hitler wanted to win. Shying away from bombing Germany when Hitler was bombing London and Coventry... when bombers were Britain's only offensive weapon in Europe... when the Russians were begging Britain to open up a western front... I don't think it really entered into anyone's mind. But the fire storms of Dresden were ghastly. May we always remember them so that it never happens again.

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    1. “The raids which were made on London were very small indeed compared with the raids which were made on the German towns.”

      — R.A.F. Squadron Leader Ernest Kinghorn, MP for Great Yarmouth, Houses of Commons, March 22, 1948.
      http://winstonsmithministryoftruth.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/if-germany-had-done-to-us-what-we-did.html?zx=5122c7dd1ec78254

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    2. Bullshit Anonymous. The German bombing over Britain were no where near on par with the Allied bombing of Germany, and the Brits started civilian bombings first. And who cares what the Communists wanted, already neck deep in tens of millions of murdered White Christians of their own population and that of the Ukraine? If it had not been for the Jewish control of the Western "democracies", there would rightfully have been no aid given to the Jewish Communist regime, instead, the war would have been fought on the basis of Anglo-Saxon blood vs Jewish mongrelism.

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  2. Bullshit Anonymous. The German bombing over Britain were no where near on par with the Allied bombing of Germany, and the Brits started civilian bombings first. And who cares what the Communists wanted, already neck deep in tens of millions of murdered White Christians of their own population and that of the Ukraine? If it had not been for the Jewish control of the Western "democracies", there would rightfully have been no aid given to the Jewish Communist regime, instead, the war would have been fought on the basis of Anglo-Saxon blood vs Jewish mongrelism.

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