What does heroism mean now, when the VE Day generation is dying off, the playground icons wear capes or football boots, our wars look like video games and there are bombs on the trains?
Cole Moreton is an author, journalist and broadcaster. His first book, ‘Hungry for Home’, was shortlisted for the John Lewellyn Rhys Prize. His second, ‘My Father Was A Hero’, has just been released in paperback. He is executive editor of the Independent on Sunday.