Reading a memoir of Nigerian Independence called "there was a country" (which I came across long ago on one of your war nerd posts about Boko Haram, but am just now getting around to reading). This follows several books on Pacific theater of wwii. It's really hard even with the rosiest of rose colored glasses to view the British as anything but true motherfuckers. If it weren't for the whole "against Hitler" thing, I'm not sure what moral authority they could reasonably claim. Fortunately for them, that's a big one.