April 25, 2011
To me, this story is a very inspirational one. Although it does seem to have created some debate as to whether the pilot betrayed his country by not shooting down the bomber. Some German people have commented that the bomber may have been responsible for killing Germans, some English have commented that the Germans were responsible for Killing some Allied personnel.
What this story illustrates to me is that Franz Stigler, the German Pilot as well as being a man of Honour, probably didn’t want to be killing anyone, probably didn’t want a War at all, and when faced with the dilemma that he found himself in, his compassion shone through.