Thought for the day

"If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear." -- George Orwell

Under British military escort, two German Luftwaffe crewmen, an Unteroffijer (subordinate officer, or corporal) and an Oberleutnant (highest-ranking lieutenant officer) who were on bail in the English countryside and served as prisoners of war during a bombing raid from London. was taken in. Londoners are surprised to find themselves underground on the streets of the city.

The unconventional travel arrangement for two prisoners of war on public transport probably served as a good promotional photographic opportunity, as the image would be widely circulated and seen by a nation suffering frequent air raids during the Blitz.

According to Article 42 of the Geneva Conventions, it was expressly forbidden to attack pilots who had exited their aircraft, as well as pilots who surrendered on the ground. The downed pilots on both sides were treated fairly well.