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WW2 theme runs through Brexit debate

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>> Rolling in to town to the sound of the great escape. This, a typical scene from Nigel Farage's brexit battle bus. As it garners support ahead of the June 23rd referendum. Reuters senior correspondent, Estelle Shirbon, says the choice of music is a good way to tug at the patriotic heart strings.
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>> World War II is absolutely central to many peoples' sense of what British national identity is. It is the most well-known, the most written about, the most filmed, the most discussed part of our recent history, and it's very much something that most people in the nation feel proud of.
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>> The parallel between a tale of allied prisoners of war escaping from a Nazi camp and the prospect of Britain leaving the EU grating for some critics though. Even so, both sides of the EU have been doing it. In a speech last month, prime minister David Cameron invoked to the country's biggest military successes to make a big, bold, patriotic case to stay inside the EU.
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Winston Churchill's grandson, now an MP has said the World War II leader would have voted remain. While Boris Johnson has tread on even trickier territory.>> Boris Johnson, caused a huge controversy, when he said in a newspaper interview, that the EU, was comparable, in some way, to the projects of Napoleon and Hitler.
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To dominate the continent.>> According to the annual British Social Attitude survey, only 15% of Britans, feel European. David Cameron has described the national psyche as independent, forthright and passionate in defense of our sovereignty, but with the vote too close to call, he'll hope a proud history doesn't lead to a future outside the EU.