This is what I love about Britain. Probably the only country in the world where the Nazis were just "a bit unnecessary". Kind of like a slight inconvenience; a minor wrinkle in the grand scheme of things that's now been put right... Is that really the way the British look at it? Because if so, that view doesn't seem to mitigate anti-German sentiment among today's English in any way... I was in London again a few weeks ago and couldn't help but notice that out of all major WWII allies, England seems to be the country where people most hang on to the idea "Germany=the old enemy". It's subtle - not that giving "I'm from Germany" for an answer kills the conversation entirely, but it causes an ever-so-slight, awkward pause. Weirdly enough, especially among young people but maybe that's just my impression because when I go there I meet young people primarily. Not trying to pick a fight. I'm an admirer of England in many aspects.