Letter: Mention the war

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The Independent Culture
Sir: I have been living in Germany for some years and find some British people's attitudes towards Germans rather embarrassing.

Germans have a better attitude. They play American war films dubbed into German on television, where invariably the Americans win, and no one bats an eyelid. Some of the younger generation, whose grandparents where only youngsters during the war, still feel guilt for the two world wars. And yet we British continue to perpetuate memories that should not be forgotten but handled with more sensitivity.

It is fine to mention the war in Germany, but not in the manner that some tabloids and football fans insist on doing.


Wietmarschen, Germany