What makes us loyal to a nation? What motivates people to serve their country and make sacrifices for something bigger than ourselves?
In this documentary, host Mike Williams of the BBC explores the power of patriotism through national boundaries and myth-making.
It features the late president and World War II veteran George H.W. Bush reflecting on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor and speaking about freedom; the meaning and impact of the words used in Lincoln's Gettysburg address; and the musician who arranged all 206 national anthems for the Olympics talks about the power of patriotic music.
A documentary about patriotism from the BBC series "The Why Factor." It was produced in 2014 to mark the centennial of World War I.
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