Call You and Yours: Is Remembrance Sunday losing its true meaning?

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The poppy of Remembrance is the symbol of the sacrifice made by service men and women in two world wars. But it's claimed that in recent years it's been hijacked by politicians trying to bolster support for other more controversial conflicts. That's the view of Harry Leslie Smith. Now 90, he was in the RAF in the second world war. He says he may never wear the poppy or attend a memorial service again. He wrote about it in the Guardian in an article that's been circulated by thousands of people online. Is he right? Has the poppy lost its meaning? Is Remembrance Sunday losing its true meaning?


Producer: Jonathan Hallewell
Presenter: Winifred Robinson.

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55 minutes

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Tue 12 Nov 2013 12:04
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