London is still slowly recovering from six years of war with Germany. Hundreds of thousands of British soldiers are dead. British cities are in ruins. As newsreels expose fresh horrors from the Nazi death camps, the British people wonder, 'Is there no end to German atrocities?'
Thus, it was not surprising that many Brits recoiled when they heard about a memorial service at London's Holy Trinity Church-not for England's war dead, but for a German. The service would be broadcast on the BBC. Many wondered: Could there be such a thing as a good German, worthy of such an honor?