February 18 letters: Archbishop’s apology for Dresden misplaced

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From: Stephen A Woad, St Wilfrid’s Road, Bessacarr, Doncaster.

I READ that the Archbishop of Canterbury, during a recent visit to Germany, took it upon himself to apologise to the German people for the bombing of Dresden by the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. I consider the Archbishop’s apology to be totally misplaced and a serious insult to the members of all the Armed Forces who bravely fought and died to protect Great Britain from being over-run by the German army.

The Archbishop may like to reflect upon the fact that he is able to enjoy his exalted position and very comfortable way of life as a direct result of the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who fought for the principle that “Britons never, never, never, will be slaves”.

It would be appropriate for the Archbishop to issue a public apology to the British people for his unauthorised behaviour, bordering upon treason, and refrain from further insulting those who died in two world wars trying to protect this great country from tyranny.