Tuesday 2 April
BBC RADIO 4
But his contemporaries did not see it quite the same way. "Don't let's be beastly to the Germans," sang Noel Coward in 1943, in part inspired by Bell's anti-war stance.
But George Bell was not a pacifist - he just believed that the British should not be as barbaric, as he saw it, as the Nazis who had provoked the war. In his speech Bell said, "... to justify methods inhumane in themselves by arguments of expediency smacks of the Nazi philosophy that Might is Right."
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