Maybe the reason we fight for this "moral cause" is because we had our country taken over and were betrayed. You make it sound as if no time has passed. Has it occured to you we have homes, family and new lives set up in another country?
I know such people. People who survived Auschwitz, re-started their lives in England and were welcomed. They have a right to feel bitter, but they don't feel the need to blame Britain. Their country was invaded by Germany and Russia. They suffered and were unable/did not want to return to Poland. Their families suffered at the hands of Hitler and Stalin:
(My mother's family)
(My best friend's grandmother)
Britain was not in a position to guarantee Polish sovereignty. Why then, should Britain be blamed for the 50 years that Poland spent at the hands of communist Russia? The notion of betrayal is an issue of war time politics, and should be condemned to a footnote in history, not put at the forefront! The very fact that Britain chose to enter a war and sacrificed British lives following the invasion of Poland seems to be overlooked by many. I recognise the role played by the Polish in fighting Nazi Germany, and my respect is forever with them. The notion that they were fighting for Britain (or others) is however laughable.
What if Churchill had kept to his word, stood up to Stalin and demanded Polish sovereignty? Would it have changed anything? No. So if Poland's woes were not caused by this political betrayal, it's hardly worth placing such importance on it. What if Churchill had the political might to put operation unthinkable in to action? Would I have wanted my grandparents to fight The Red Army in a potentially brutal war to free Poland. Damn right I wouldn't. It's easy to talk about betrayal without considering the implications of Britain 'keeping it's word', and saving Poland. Poland was royally bent over, blaming Britain for this is quite simply bizarre.CHURCHILL HAD NO INFLUENCE OVER STALIN
I set this thread up to get a rise out of the Poms. A. You got me. An Aussie never misses a chance to do that.
What I object to most, is a xenophobe starting a thread to have a pop at a nation he clearly despises. Still, if someone wants to out themselves as a bigot on a forum, then I guess it is their right to do so. I don't like to generalise, but is is an inferiority complex I have noticed in a number of Australians. Maybe it's because of where their head of state resides.
Why do you choose to reside in a country that betrayed Poland, and left them to Stalin?