Germany donates historic tree to Bomber Command Memorial

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Germany has signalled its support for the proposed Bomber Command Memorial by donating a £25,000 yew tree to be planted at the site in central London.

The tree, which will take pride of place in a garden of remembrance next to the monument in Green Park, will be a symbol of reconciliation as well as recognising the sacrifice made by the 55,573 airmen who died to help free Europe, including Germany, from Nazi tyranny.

It was originally planted in Potsdam, near Berlin, to commemorate the meeting in 1945 between Stalin, Churchill and Truman at which Germany's future was decided....

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