‘We will overcome it [and] I hope in the years to come, everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge, and those who come after us will say the Britons of this generation were as strong as any’ Her Majesty The Queen
The Coronavirus pandemic forced the great British people to dig to the very depths of their resolve. It was during this crisis, the gravest crisis the country has faced since the Second World War, that members of the Greatest Generation – Tom Moore, Dame Vera Lynn, the Queen – proved vital reminders of the self-effacing stoicism required in times of emergency; to summon our ‘Blitz spirit’ and to ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’.
Taking twelve qualities of the wartime generation, including fellowship, courage and integrity, and drawing on personal interviews with over two hundred Second World War veterans – from SAS officers to London firewomen to Dame Vera herself – Guidance from the Greatest shows us how we can improve our individual character and our collective approach to life.
Guidance from the Greatest reminds us of all that is great about Britain and shows how we can build upon that greatness for the future.