I think as British people… we play down our achievements and those of our ancestors. When people say the British are lazy… I think how stupid can one be… We used to run half the world and the Industrial Revolution was started in the British Isles. I would even go as far to say such people who comment like this… are racist towards the British population. It was not the peoples choice to close the mines… steel works and shipyards… and throw millions of men into either unemployment or minimum wage temporary jobs with no pension and rights. Condeming whole areas to the everyday problems we only ever thought existed in the black ghettos of the USA
As well as being the workshop of the world… we also not so long ago won two world wars. With a little help from the Soviets and the USA.
And in this age of austerity… what a joke that is… basically the poorer members of society are subsidising the wealthier.
Ask yourself… what do the wealthier members do ? They go on an exotic holiday… thus spending their gains at the expense of the poorer people abroad… No benefit to the UK.
I believe that The Dambusters theme and Enola Gay were a tongue in cheek selection… and a reminder to the countries of the world that we… the British won the 2nd World War.