New colour footage has been released showing the widespread devastation caused by the German bombing attacks on London 70 years ago. One historian tells Channel 4 News how the attacks changed the face of the capital.
The amateur footage shows streets and buildings destroyed by the bombings, including the burnt out John Lewis store on Oxford Street.
Despite being reduced to a shell, the film shows signs which declare the store 'open for business'.
The film also features Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill inspecting civil defence workers in Hyde Park....
Well it was Churchill's proposal following the Second World War that the European Council be set up, which was intended to prevent the outbreak of war on the continent from ever happening again. But I wonder if he were alive today would he even recognize what Europe has now become.
Of course we know that wars will not cease until Christ returns. And then nation shall not lift up sword again nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
I`am wondering was it all worth it?, The loss of so many young men & women to preserve national independence when in less than a generation politicians gave that same independence away as though it were worthless to a dictatorial European Union. Makes me spit
I should add that Westerners should be ever thankful that Britain braved it alone in 1940. Despite the Luftwaffe's unpreparedness for strategic air war, it was still a close-run thing, & eccentric Marshal Hugh Dowding deserves much of the credit.
I know of two German aces (Galland & Rall) who recalled that every sortie against the RAF required "maximum effort."
Sometimes History Channel and Military Channel show color film footage of WWII aquired from varous sources.
Most interesting of all to me were Hitler's own home movies which, even thought there was no sound, some have found a way to figure out most of the dialogue in them by reading the lips and gestures of those being filmed.
Perhaps THC will aquire some of this new footage for an extension of their series "The Color of War".
There are other videos of color WW2 films on the net, such as John Ford's "Battle of Midway" & the original (16mm) "Memphis Belle." There was an RAF counterpart to the latter in which a Lancaster crew was featured, but I do not recall its name.
Cost was the main reason there were not more color films during the '30s & '40s.
It is interesting that some have reported that these kind of events, during the war, "brought the people together" and "got the best out of people." The worst of circumstances bringing the best out of people.
If the human being naturally reacts like this, does this explain why Christians are persecuted?