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Britain committed war crimes during WWII by bombing Germany ’, professor says
A professor has said RAF bombers committed war crimes ’when they attacked Germany during the Second World War.
Birmingham City University’s Dr Kehinde Andrews argued air assaults on Nazis shouldn’t necessarily be remembered fondly because civilians were killed.
The professor of black studies told Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan: ‘We’re talking about a war crime. There's no other way to describe it.
‘The best way to remember it is not a statue. Not everything needs a statue. '
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Morgan, co-host Susanna Reid and fellow guest former color sergeant Brian Wood were all unhappy with the claim.
They had been debating the desecration of the RAF Bomber Command Memorial, in Green Park.
Morgan said: ‘Why do you see everything that we are proud of as sticks to beat our country with?"
Dr Andrews was not flustered and replied: ‘You can’t justify terrorism by saying we won a war.
"The next time a terrorist lets off a bomb I'll come back to you because you justified it."
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Morgan said Adolph Hitler and the Nazis committed was crimes and not the British army.
But Dr Andrews felt the death of German civilians meant the British army were also at fault.
He added: ‘I’m not defending the vandalism of memorials at all. What I’m saying is the way we put up these memorials is the wrong way.
‘It's a tragedy, and those lives lost were also a tragedy. But the majority of those bombers were going to civilian targets - over half a million German civilians, men and women, were killed. This was a war crime ’.
Mr Wood argued the visual aid of memorials was important and he had been close to tears when he visited the RAF Bomber Command Memorial yesterday.
It was the fourth memorial to be vandalized in Central London.
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