The best of times, the worst of times: War and memory

Remembering the war dead at the National Monument on Dam Square in Amsterdam, May 4,1961 (© Wikimedia)

In Europe, the signs of remembrance of war can be found everywhere. Fields in France, Belgium and the Netherlands are still turning up traces of the untold numbers of war dead. In this programme, Professor Jay Winter of Yale University and three war veterans talk about how war has shaped individual and national identity and how different wars are remembered in the collective memory.

Producer: Dheera Sujan

Broadcast: May 2, 2004