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Bomber Command Memorial
rated London´s top landmark

Daily Express [UK], by Benjamin Russell

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Posted By:Attercliffe, 12/4/2013 7:36:31 PM

A memorial that pays tribute to the tens of thousands of brave men who lost their lives in bombing raids over wartime Germany has again been ranked by Trip Advisor as London´s top landmark in the run up to Christmas. The Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park has beaten the likes of Big Ben and Buckingham Palace to the number one spot on the travel review site. Visitors from all over the world come to pay their respects to the 55,573 young Bomber Command crews who lost their lives during the Second World War.

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A beautifully sculpted piece--no descriptive words can do it justice. No surprise at the accolade.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 12/4/2013 7:38:07 PM     (No. 9640578)

Correction: that should be "Bomber Command crew," not "crews."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Texan1stCavDad, 12/4/2013 8:45:43 PM     (No. 9640646)

God bless the Brits. They knew how to defend the freedom they held dear and they bought with their blood the time for our country to get in the fight.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: harper, 12/4/2013 9:18:16 PM     (No. 9640684)

Yes, God bless the Brits for their steadfastness, especially in the early years of the war. And also damn them for creating and practicing appeasement, which was directly responsible for WW2 as we know it.

And double damn them for recreating and again practicing it after the war and successfully exporting it to the entire first world, including America, gauranteeing that all those fine young men´s [everyone a volunteer] lives were lost in vain.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: bighambone, 12/4/2013 10:40:57 PM     (No. 9640730)

One thing is for sure, the men who flew in the Mosquito and Lancaster bombers on those big raids into Nazi Germany did not appease anyone.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 12/5/2013 6:08:38 AM     (No. 9640897)

Many thanks, 2 and 3. Your comments are warmly appreciated.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 12/5/2013 6:15:38 AM     (No. 9640905)

Sorry, it´s too early: that should, of course, read "2 and 4."

If you´re interested, you might like to see these photos at:

http://rafbombercommand.com/

On the fifth photo you can actually see the veins on the crew member´s hand. Astonishing. And, if you have time, there´s also:

http://rafbombercommand.com/

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