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 Post subject: 14th November 1940 ... the Coventry raid
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 4:21 pm 
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Just posting this as a bit of self indulgence in proud and loving memory of my late father, Leading Fireman (as he was on that night) Pat Molloy.

The Coventry raid was as it turned out, not the biggest nor the worst he and his crews attended, but it was the first that really shook them. Dad, a cradle Catholic, said that if this was what Christian people did to each other he wanted non of it. He lost his Faith that night and never really regained it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-34746691

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In love and respect Dad.



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 Post subject: Re: 14th November 1940 ... the Coventry raid
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:07 pm 
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Wow, quite a story. I had no idea, in spite of being born in 1949 and learning much about WWll. In any case, my respect goes to your father. I would not have wanted his job at the time of that air raid.


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 Post subject: Re: 14th November 1940 ... the Coventry raid
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:25 pm 
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As horrible as it was, the decision by Goering to shift the bombing emphasis from the RAF fighter bases to the cities in all likelihood saved Britain. It was a colossal blunder, one that gave Fighter Command the breathing space it needed and contributed greatly to the allied victory in the Battle of Britain.

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 Post subject: Re: 14th November 1940 ... the Coventry raid
PostPosted: Fri Nov 13, 2020 7:39 pm 
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Thank for sharing that, excellent.


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 Post subject: Re: 14th November 1940 ... the Coventry raid
PostPosted: Sat Nov 14, 2020 10:30 am 
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eugene molloy wrote:
Just posting this as a bit of self indulgence in proud and loving memory of my late father, Leading Fireman (as he was on that night) Pat Molloy.

The Coventry raid was as it turned out, not the biggest nor the worst he and his crews attended, but it was the first that really shook them. Dad, a cradle Catholic, said that if this was what Christian people did to each other he wanted non of it. He lost his Faith that night and never really regained it.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-34746691

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In love and respect Dad.

That is a sad commentary. I am aware of the horrors of war and my father experienced that nightmare for four years. No disrespect of your father intended, but I would say it was a lack of Christianity that lead to his horrible experience.
Someone show me where in the New Testament evil acts, by people calling themselves Christians, are sanctioned.

Honor is due your father and the other brave men and women that stopped a great evil from enslaving the world.
I believe that evil would have succeeded without the intervention of God.
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 Post subject: Re: 14th November 1940 ... the Coventry raid
PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 1:18 pm 
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eugene molloy wrote:
In love and respect Dad.


My respect to your father,Eug.

Best regards-
Vikram


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 Post subject: Re: 14th November 1940 ... the Coventry raid
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 1:23 pm 
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Cheers Vikram, chaps.

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 Post subject: Re: 14th November 1940 ... the Coventry raid
PostPosted: Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:37 pm 
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Man's inhumanity to Man is no more sanctioned by the Christian faith than any other.



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