National Post – Museum to change bomber exhibit
OTTAWA – The Canadian War Museum will “adjust” its controversial Bomber Command exhibition this fall so that greater “respect” is shown to Canadian war veterans involved in the Second World War bombing of Germany, CanWest News Service has learned.
Bomber Command veterans have long complained that the exhibition makes them out to be “war criminals” whose bombs needlessly killed thousands of German civilians.
The dispute is largely centred around a text panel in the exhibition.
“The value and morality of the strategic bomber offensive against Germany remains bitterly contested,” the panel reads.
“Bomber Command’s aim was to crush civilian morale and force Germany to surrender by destroying its cities and industrial installations. Although Bomber Command and American attacks left 600,000 Germans dead and more than five million homeless, the raids resulted in only small reductions of German war production until late in the war.”
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WW II was a fight to the death. Debates about morality by smarmy left wing academics are nonsense. The bombing campaign drew huge resources in civilian and military manpower that would otherwise have been channelled to the tip of the spear. Our veterans deserve better than the smear perpetrated by the original exhibit.
I have been once to the Canadian War Museum, overall it is a fine effort. My biggest disappointment, aside from the Bomber Exhibit, was the book shop which I found was well stocked with Anti-Bush, Anti-American crap.