Calls To Open Royal Archives After 'Nazi Salute' Video Leak
The Sun's decision to publish archival footage of the royal family's "Nazi salute" has raised questions about how the palace safeguards information.By Matt Picht | July 19, 2015
By now, just about everyone has criticized U.K. tabloid The Sun for publishing this archival footage of the royal family, including a young Queen Elizabeth II, apparently performing a Nazi salute.
The images deemed "shocking" and "astonishing" by The Sun were dismissed as a historical anomaly by most observers — the Nazi salute didn't have the same vile implications in pre-war England as it does today, and plenty of British families saw imitating the salute as harmless fun.
But even if this particular piece of history isn't as scandalous as The Sun makes it out to be, it does at least raise questions about how the Royal Family safeguards its historical documents.