we are bad, intollerante, never helped anyone, never fighted for other nations even for UK, lazy, stupid, grumbling :P
So untrue, although I understand why You feel this way. My husband had a panel beating/mechanical shop, with casual workers- I often saw them sleeping in the wrecks , wake up, drink Italian coffee and back to it. The finished cars were done in record time, the quality/standard of work irreproachable- they would check and recheck for any discrepencies- not 1 complaint from any customer. Only problem was: once paid,
no-where to be seen for the next job: moonshine. So,my husband knew where they lived and would pull them out of bed.
magdalena.woln, I found this on the Internet- a ceremony by" the Queen of the Netherlands,31 May 2006 at the presentation of the insignia of the Militaire Willemsorde to the First Independent Polish Parachute Brigade and the insignia of the Bronze Lion,posthumuosly,to its commanding officer,General Sosabowski" polamb.nl/ned/przemowienie.html
The gratitude shown to the Poles strikes me the most.
I am curious has the Queen of England done something similar?