This really sums up the mindset of the English. The English are trained to remember historic times and the good things that happened long ago ( and of course ignore, the not so good things their empire did)
From filling their museums with valuables looted from other countries to hooligans chanting 2 world wars and one world cup.
I noted when living there in the 90s that there were new docos about WWII on telly once a week. "We plucky brits stood up to adolf and won the war and returned europe to freedom". Which is/was a good thing but do we need to reminded about it once a week? i guess we do.
It's a shame those high and mighty principles are quickly forgotten when there are arms to be sold to 3rd world dictators.
Do you mind me asking which country you hail from?