Attorney General and prosecutor for England during the Nuremberg trials, Sir Hartley Shawcross, allegedly said in a speech at Stourbridge, March 16, 1984:
But we [England] declared war on Germany, intent on destroying it, in accordance with our principle of Balance of Power, and we were encouraged by the ‘Americans’ around Roosevelt.
We ignored Hitler’s pleading, not to enter into war. Now we are forced to realize that Hitler was right. He offered us the co-operation of Germany: instead, since 1945, we have been facing the immense power of the Soviet Empire. I feel ashamed and humiliated to see that the aims we accused Hitler of, are being relentlessly pursued now, only under a different label.”