On the Andrew Marr TV-prog (Sunday, 10/11/2019) General Sir Nicholas Carter was interviewed. When Marr asked about the declining interest in Remembrance-Day Commemorations, the general quoted Byzantine Emperor, Maurice (late 6thC), who said: "A nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten."
A possible translation could be:
"gens quae eius defensores obliviscitur, memoria ipsius amittetur."
This, not as easy as it first appears; obvious and seemingly only verb for "to forget, "obliviscor" is deponent, prohibiting its use in a passive sense. Therefore, the clumsier alternative: "the memory of itself will be lost".
The court of Emperor Maurice used the Latin language, so this must be written down somewhere. I couldn't find it.
Is this translation correct?