Queen’s death is reminder of disappearing WWII generation

FILE - Air raid damage scene near London Bridge, in the City of London on Sept. 9, 1940. (AP Photo, File)

FILE - A section of the gigantic crowd which assembled in Parliament Square to celebrate VJ Day, in London, Aug. 15, 1945. (AP Photo, File)

Princess Elizabeth of England talks to Private Rupert John Worth during a visit to Bedford, England on Feb. 14, 1946. (AP Photo/File)

LONDON — The long goodbye for Queen Elizabeth II is a reminder of a broader truth playing out with little fanfare across Britain: The nation is bidding farewell to the men and women who fought the country’s battles during World War II.