Interesting complaint

Unknown Warrior likely to be white soldier because of ‘bias’, research suggests
The National Army Museum suggested bias may have influenced the selection of the body whose remains were interred at Westminster Abbey

The British Unknown Soldier might be British.

You don’t say, eh? And that is actually the complaint. All the documents refer to finding a “British” soldier to bury in Westminster Abbey so of course it was racism.

26 thoughts on “Interesting complaint”

  1. This all goes to prove the white working class are right….. it is all racism and its aimed at them and their beliefs!!

  2. This all goes to prove the white working class are right….. it is all racism and its aimed at them and their beliefs!!

    Yes it is.

  3. The noble spirit of millions of self sacrificing white Christian men is poison to the likes of those whiny traitors….

  4. So Much For Subtlety

    It is just an attempt to write British people out of British history. As if British people have not been roughly 100% White since the Stone Age.

    The problem is we are ruled by people who hate us and want to do us harm.

  5. Clearly BLM and Antifa scum should be digging him up and tossing his body in the Thames so he can be replaced by an unknown BAME gender fluid warrior.

  6. The trick is to clip ’em round the ear the first time they act out. Then you don’t have to round ’em up and shoot ’em later.

  7. There are thousands of graves maintained by the CGC marked only as “Known unto God”. With advances in DNA testing and the fashion for genealogy I expect some people want to dig them up.

    The Unknown Soldier in Westminster Abbey is a symbol of anonymous sacrifice. It would be just as numinous if it contained no body at all.

  8. Was it Angle, Saxon, Jute, Dane, Celt, Pict, Scot or Anglo/Cambro/Caledo/Hiberno-Norman or pic n’ mix of the foregoing? That should be ‘diverse’ enough.

  9. As I understand it, a large part of idea of the Unknown Warrior is an aspiration to the ideal of perfect liberal neutrality. If the possibility of the bias of the real world obtruding into the process means that we are licensed to penetrate the veil of ignorance on his (or her) identification (if not identity), then we might as well throw away all such ideals completely. We would then be able to tune out all moralistic rhetoric, whatever its source, and relax with a completely clear conscience. What’s not to like?

  10. Weren’t most of the mostly coloured nations of the Empire still officially “Britain”? And, therefore, their soldiers would be “British”, even if Indian, Caribbean or West African. The exception being South Africa, of course, which was a Dominion from foundation.

    The other Dominions being, ‘cause of evil colonialists massacring the gentle, peace-loving non-binary natives, mostly ‘white’.

  11. Just been looking at 2011 census data by constituency for something else and noticed that:
    The average UK constituency was 88.3% white
    The median UK constituency was 94.8% white
    Didn’t realise quite how much we had assorted and concentrated. And that was 9 years ago.

  12. It’s likely to be white, purely based on the proportion of the dead, poor sods, who were white. And what use is this so called “research” if the Unknown Soldier becomes a topic for the woke to denigrate? Shame on them.

  13. Total number of Whites in the fighting forces of the Allies is likely to be much higher than 50% – so it makes sense for the body chosen to be white.

    Alternatively, look at an area which has been hit by shell-fire, gather up the body parts, and assemble in accordance with the percentages of the fighting forces. Thus, a white torso, one black and one Arab leg, a Jewish arm, a few Fijian fingers, etc…

  14. The whole point of the Unknown Soldier is that we don’t know who he was. I ask myself if I’d feel differently if, in some admin cock-up the military was famous for, the body turned out to be some German conscript. I’d get over it. If it was a civilian female caught in the crossfire? Ditto.

  15. Further down the article …
    The guy who knew what he was talking about said that it would have been difficult for prejudice because the process of selection involved random selection of coffins from graves of British & Commonwealth & Empire soldiers and the blind selection of one of those coffins.
    So no-one actually knew the colour of the corpse to become ” the unknown soldier”.
    Lefties create legends of prejudice where none can exist because they are dependent upon the idea of prejudice to explain why reality differs from their wishes. That “British” meant “a subject of His Britannic Majesty” rather than “a member of the ethnic majority in the British Isles” is an inconvenient truth to the propagandists.

  16. Bloke in North Dorset

    The unknown soldier is the embodiment of those who have no marked grave. It represents the husbands, sons, brothers, fathers grandfathers, friends etc of those who have fallen but there is nowhere to grieve.No grave here or in a faraway away foreign land that marks their sacrifice.

    It doesn’t matter if the chosen soldier was black, white, brown, yellow or sky blue pink with yellow dots. Nor does it matter if they were straight, gay, transexual, bisexual or any other for of human sex condition. They may even have been a murderer, fraudster, burglar or even bigamist. What matter is we don’t know and furthermore shouldn’t care.

    What matters is that when those who have nowhere else to grieve go there they see whoever it is that they are grieving. The rest of us can imagine what and who we want as we acknowledge the sacrifices made by all those who laid down their lives.

    If some idiots reveal any single part of that anonymity for any reason, but especially for political gain, the whole illusion is shattered. There isn’t a circle in hell deep enough for them.

  17. John77. Don’t know where I read it, but my recollection was that that had several coffins from different battlefields with unidentified remains which were randomly selected and then one of those was, itself, randomly selected.

    Stands to reason that there’s a high chance of the unknown body having been white, but it wouldn’t have been a determining factor as they didn’t look in the boxes and as the occupant had been dead for at least two years (the selection was made in 1920) they would have had some difficulty in working out ethnicity from the remains anyway.

  18. @ANNRQ

    Not the most authoritative source but it will do:
    webmatters.net/txtpat/?id=628

    Orders were sent out to France and Belgium for the recovery of a British Empire serviceman who could not be identified from each of the main battlefields: the Aisne, Arras, the Somme and Ypres. (Some mention six bodies but the only confirmed accounts state four).

    On the 7th November 1920 the four soldiers were brought to the Military Chapel in St Pol sur Ternoise in the Pas de Calais where, following the end of the war, the British Army had set up its Headquarters.

    They were placed on stretchers and each was covered by a Union Flag. The delivering parties were immediately ordered back to their units to ensure that nobody would know that their man had been the one chosen.

    That night Brigadier General L J Wyatt (Commanding the forces in France and Belgium) entered the chapel. The solemnity of the moment cannot have escaped him and after reflection he placed his hand on one of the bodies.

    This one was placed in a simple coffin whilst the other three were removed for re-burial.

  19. “British Empire serviceman”.

    The odds are against it, obviously, but wouldn’t it be amusing – given the current claims – if it were some Punjabi Sikh in that tomb, or one of the Chinese pioneer corps style peeps?

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