LETTER: Both stupid – and insensitive

With reference to the video blunder, I can scarce believe how stupid and insensitive this is. Could Mr Desmond not see that this is a red star and not a roundel, and no it’s not a ‘target with circles’ either. I fail to see how the mistake was ‘ironic’ because it was edited by a citizen of Romania, I think the term ‘moronic’ is more apt in this case.

But the neglect of accuracy is overshadowed by the total disrespect for Mr Allingham that this video has shown. I really couldn’t care less about the political motives or message of the film, only that he has been used in such a crass way to promote political ends. My only consolation is that he and the millions who served with him will be remembered with honour long after this film and its makers are forgotten.

Philip Baldock

Wannock Avenue

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