In this PC gone mad world where we are all such nice people who care so much for each other!!!!???, remember that we disrespect the generation who's endeavours we research and collect if we rail against such terms. It was the vernacular of the day, nothing more.
Look at these headlines - this is history, the history we all get excited over - should we write that generation off as being racists and ignoramus' for using such words ......??
Please people, this thread was started to advise about the robbing of a tomb and the vandalism of a military relic, NOT about 'name calling'.