'War itself should never be celebrated'

Andover Advertiser: 'War itself should never be celebrated' 'War itself should never be celebrated'

REF Letters: ‘Still time to
mark centenary of war’
(Craig Fisher, 13 June).

 

To celebrate heroic fighting
is one thing, but war
itself should never be celebrated.
Neither should those
who took us there.
 

Winston Churchill was
against D-Day.
 

He was far more interested
in holding on to our empire
and that is why between
Dunkirk (1940) and D-Day
(1944), the British barely
engaged the German military
on land at all, consequently,
the Russians took
on the might of the
Germans.
 

Russia, in effect, won
World War II, gutting
Hitler’s forces (at least 5 million
Germans died in Russia)
and by the time the Allies
landed in Normandy there
was only a few regiments of
real soldiers still alive in the
German military – the rest
were old men and school
boys.
 

In 1920 the whole town did
‘pull together’ and planted a
stone monument in front of
the Guildhall to ‘implement
an event to remember the
conflict [WWI]’.
 

Putting it back where it
belongs will suffice ‘remembering
the conflict and sacrifices
made by men of the
borough’.
 

Russell KC Tarrant,
Andover.

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