I fully understand the lack of desire of our youth to support the militaristic side of Poppy Day each November 11th.
However, I feel that much of the reason for this is that our Press never mentions why we had to go to war. There is no mention of the Central European Leader, whose territorial ambitions included the appropriation of the territories surrounding his Country, including the United Kingdom.
It is "Never" mentioned, to avoid hurting the feelings of this generation of that Central European Country, that his troops marched across Europe, killing and destroying as they went, and had it not been for the bravery of our people, helped by an assortment of others including the Americans, Australians, Indians and New Zealanders, to mention a few.
There would have been no need for an EEC as the whole of Europe would have been part of a single Nation.
We did not go to war as a jaunt, it was to stop the physical invasion of our Country by a Third Party.
I think that the Press is failing in its duty by not highlighting the reason for the World Wars.
I don't wish to be rude to you Flat Earth but a great many of the young that I speak to, appear to think that taking part on the First and Second World Was was a "sort of" voluntary thing ("Your Country Needs You" etc) that the people of the UK did out of some weird form of Nationalism.
Many of our young appear have no concept that there were a load of Germans (both World Wars) rolling across Europe with the express intention of subduing all in their path and taking over. Much in the same way as The Chinese did in Tibet and Putin did in the Crimea.