A TV documentary exposes pervasive racism and “apartheid in death” which meant that 115,000+ non-white troops who laid down their lives in WW1 were dumped in unmarked graves. It makes headline news and prompts The War Graves Commission to apologise for not commemorating them in the same way as white troops.
The world recognises genocide against Jews, Native Americans, Armenians, Rohingya. Yet a vast army of innocents who die and continue to die in peacetime on the altar of malign, misguided traffic policy go unremarked. It’s now 21 years since I started pitching for a TV commission to expose the scandal. The failure of broadcast commissioners to back the project seems to me a scandal in itself.