Fiscally Conservative, Socially tolerant, Anti-War
Not so much whitewashed as either forgotten or hidden from a generation known to dislike history; certainly later wars and atrocities loom larger. For those willing to dig, the history of the dark continent is replete with such violence.
Not enough digging (and I agree that the Belgians in the Congo was one of the most vile colonial episodes ever) and it certainly didn't hurt that the British via this scorched earth policy (which also included the burning down of 60,000 farms) won the damn war.
Seems to be a given; the side which wins the war has no war criminals.
In a nutshell, absolutely.
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