Episode 42 - Bishop Bell - The Play

Episode 32 · April 7th, 2011 · 35 mins 2 secs

About this Episode

Bishop Bell appears as a main character in Rolf Hochhuth's 1967 play entitled "Soldiers".  Bell confronts Churchill on the morality of murder from the air, especially when it involves the murder of civilians.  Such a confrontation never actually took place, but the Bishop and the Prime Minister had the thoughts and stated them.  The PM detested Bell.

In Act Three of Hochhuth's play, Bell loses and Churchill wins. In the moral balance, Churchill lost and Bell won. "Soldiers" is a play about the massacre of this world that is repeatedly staged by Power. As in the case of un-manned drone aircraft today. Nobody seems to care. Nobody 'gives'. Yet one day...