Glorious isolationism? Studying history, science, nature, anything, you will look hard to find anything or anyone that is not connected to something or someone else, and instead works in isolation, going it alone.
We respected them so much. The pilots were friends to the ground crew - we were sort of drinking out of the same cup - we were all living together, we spent our lifetime at the dispersal points - the pilots had their rooms and we had ours - but we were always so friendly.
As the nation commemorates the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain this week and we honour those RAF veterans who, as Churchill said, "cast a glittering shield" to protect Great Britain, the RAF Benevolent Fund and its generous supporters worldwide have rallied in support the RAF family.
The 70th anniversary of VJ Day allows us as a nation the opportunity to remember those who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms today and to share their stories for future generations to hear.
After the funeral I said good-bye to George and thanked him for sharing his memories with me. He shook my hand tightly. His eyes were filled with tears.
"I have one regret," said Tokiko one day. "I wish I had written down my story. " It was surprising to hear that, because Tokiko, a survivor of The Battle of Okinawa, had lived her life without telling her past even to her son.
When Ilene Ortiz bought an old album from a thrift store, she wasn't expecting to come across a love letter tucked inside
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today rejected a plea to get involved in a campaign to pardon tens of thousands of gay
Seventy years after the liberation of Europe's most infamous death camp, survivors of the mass murders at Auschwitz-Birkenau
Jean Pitt-Lewis and Betty Webb (second and third from left) with fellow Bletchley veterans Marion Body, Marigold Freeman