A BRITISH man who had always thought of the Blitz as a wonderful time that brought Britons together has confessed that footage of Ukraine has made him think again.
57-year-old Martin Bishop was born two decades after the Second World War ended but always believed that the aerial bombing of London was a largely jolly affair, with Cockneys singing about doodlebugs and Hitler’s monorchism in Tube stations.
He admitted: “It seemed to me largely a morale-booster that brought out everyone’s patriotic spirit, digging for victory and melting down railings. But that might have been slightly romanticised.
“Now I see it happening, it occurs to me that having bombs rain down around you, blowing houses to pieces and killing families, would really suck. Because, you know, of the houses and families.
“I always felt I’d really missed out on not growing up during the war, all the togetherness and sewing Union Jack bunting. It doesn’t seem to be anything like that in Ukraine, though. They just seem terrified.
“Perhaps it wasn’t all a great laugh down the Anderson shelters. Perhaps it wasn’t all milkmen whistling ‘We’ll Meet Again’ as they picked their way over rubble. Perhaps it was shit.”
He added: “The EU’s united in standing up to Putin. I really admire them. War’s shit and Brexit was a total dick move.”