How do we remember the dead and why does it matter? Mike Williams considers the promise of so many nations never to forget the death and suffering of World War One, and explores how the dead have been remembered around the world and through the ages.

Produced by Ben Crighton

Image: Ceramic poppies covered in rainwater at the Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red evolving art installation at the Tower of London Credit: Chris Jackson/PA Wire

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The Why Factor: Patriotism

The Why Factor: Patriotism
Mike Williams presents a special extended edition of The Why Factor exploring patriotism. He asks what motivates people to serve their country and how this loyalty can be fostered, manufactured and manipulated.

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