Sunday, September 02, 2007

Choosing sides

The Observer reports on the extraordinary story of the Germans who fought the Nazis with Britain. One of them recalls,

'We were very aware of the generosity and compassion of Britain. We owed a debt to this country for saving our lives. I wasn't opposed to Germany, but I certainly was interested in fighting the Nazis.'

Whoever coined the phrase, 'my country right or wrong', didn't reckon on the intellectual clarity and morality of these remarkable individuals.

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