Over 55,000 RAF Bomber Command men were lost and thousands more wounded or taken prisoner during World War II. But after the battles were over they were quickly shunned by their own political leaders who realised that history might judge the bombing of Germany harshly.
Despite being vital to the disruption of Hitler’s forces during the war, even PM Winston Churchill, a great enthusiast for the bombings, distanced himself from the campaign. Who Betrayed The Bomber Boys? and Stephen Fry reveal how the men were betrayed by their country and tells the true story of their achievements.
The fight to have the Bomber Command aircrews honoured in the way they deserve is a cause close to many people’s hearts. The late Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees campaigned for many years to have a memorial erected in honour of these brave men.
Ahead of the building of The Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, Gibb tells the programme why he feels it is such an important memorial.