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Unfair to Germans
THE astronomer Sir Patrick Moore said in a recent interview that “the only good Kraut is a dead Kraut”, and added that he believed Germany could try again for world domination.
He gives his reasoning for his views as the death of his fiancée, who was killed by a German bomb in an air raid, and his experiences while serving with the RAF. He is so wrong for umpteen reasons and such comments do not do justice to his intelligence.
I understand his bitterness at losing the girl he loved, and I can accept his hatred of Hitler, but to still hate every German and Germany is unfair and just plain stupid.
Germany has accepted her guilt, made numerous apologies, paid compensation, taught the truth in its superb schools and is a transformed nation.
She is truly democratic, a good friend of Britain, and her massively successful industry and economy is to be applauded and admired, not seen as a threat.
Many folk envy Germany, but the Germans worked hard to get where they are. Most of today’s Germans were not even born during the war.
David Quarrie, Lynden Way, Holgate, York.