Dresden Request to Editor

” I AM JUST NOW IN RECEIPT OF A DOCUMENT ADVERTISING A VIDEO CALLED, ” Face to Face With the Devil – Devils are Everywhere! ” ONE IS LEFT WITH THE IMPRESSION THAT IN THE MIND OF SOME AMERICANS, BRITAIN FOR CENTURIES HAS BEEN JUST ONE KING-SIZED DEVIL.

THE ADVERTISEMENT MAKES REFERENCE TO BRACKEN HOUSE, LONDON, ENGLAND SHOWING THEIR ZODIAC CLOCK WITH THE FACE OF CHURCHILL IN THE MIDDLE.

IT READS: ” Inside the fiery sun of this large zodiac clock on Bracken House in London is the face of a dark man.” IT TURNS OUT TO BE SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL, WHO, AS PRIME MINISTER ” pleased the devil immensely by ordering Britain’s ROYAL AIR FORCE to execute a fiery holocaust that consumed hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians in Dresden, Germany, a war crime perhaps unequalled in the annals of human history.

” I AM SORRY, BUT I AM DISPLEASED WITH THIS AMERICAN INTERPRETATION OF THE ROLE PLAYED BY A PRIME MINISTER BURDENED BY THE HORRENDOUS PRESSURE OF LEADING A COUNTRY DURING WWII.

TO MY UNDERSTANDING OF EVENTS AT THAT TIME, BRITAIN AND HER ALLIES WOULD NOT HAVE ENJOYED THE FREEDOM THEY CAME TO ENJOY IF IT HAD NOT BEEN FOR THE LEADERSHIP OF, TO MY MIND, A GOD-CHOSEN LEADER, SIR WINSTON CHURCHILL.

AS A FORMER MEMBER OF THE ST.JOHN’S AMBULANCE BRIGADE TRAINED BY FORMER AMBULANCE DRIVERS WHO HAD LIVED THROUGH THE THICK OF IT DURING THE RELENTLESS BOMBING RAIDS ON LONDON, I HAVE BEEN LEFT WITH THE UTMOST ADMIRATION FOR THE BRITISH WHO HAD TO SUFFER THROUGHOUT THOSE TERRIBLE TIMES.

I HAVE TO ASK, HOW MANY AMERICANS KNOW WHAT THAT MUST HAVE BEEN LIKE, DRIVING AN AMBULANCE AROUND THE STREETS OF LONDON, CONSTANTLY UNDER FIRE, DIGGING OUT CASUALTIES WITH SEVERED LIMBS AND OTHER TERRIBLE INJURIES FROM BOMBED RUBBLE, AND TRANSPORTING THEM TO THE NEAREST TREATMENT CENTRES ? THESE BRITISH WERE NOT THE DEVILS; THEY WERE FIGHTING THE DEVILS! I KNOW WAR IS A NASTY BUSINESS AND THAT IN HINDSIGHT IT CAN BE ARGUED THAT TERRIBLE MISTAKES WERE MADE ON ALL SIDES, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR AN EXPERT OPINION OF WHY CHURCHILL WAS DRIVEN, RIGHTLY OR WRONGLY, TO ORDER THE BOMBING OF DRESDEN, GERMANY ” (sent to the BPL by a former member, Lady Sherwood Division of the most Venerably Order of St. John of Jerusalem, St. John’s Ambulance)