EU referendum: Second World War veterans come out against Brexit


**EU referendum: Second World War veterans come out against Brexit

Second World War veterans have warned against the UK leaving the European Union, saying it would bring instability to the continent.

Four war heroes, including the former head of the military Field Marshal Lord Bramall, have recorded messages of support for the Remain campaign as the Prime Minister prepares to highlight the human cost paid by Britain in bringing peace to Europe.

David Cameron will refer to the “serried rows of white headstones” in cemeteries in Europe in his speech on Monday to illustrate the historic ties between the UK and its neighbours.

He will say: "Our history teaches us: the stronger we are in our neighbourhood, the stronger we are in the world.**

"Isolationism has never served this country well. Whenever we turn our back on Europe, sooner or later we come to regret it. We have always had to go back in, and always at much higher cost.

"The serried rows of white headstones in lovingly tended Commonwealth war cemeteries stand as silent testament to the price this country has paid to help restore peace and order in Europe.

“And if things go wrong in Europe, let’s not pretend we can be immune from the consequences.”

RAF veteran and NHS campaigner Harry Leslie Smith said: “Britain is stronger in Europe because it reflects the values my generation fought for in Europe during the Second World War.”



Those who fought in WW2 understand the hell that nationalism can lead to. But who will remember that lesson when that generation has gone?


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