Half of young Britons fail to name date of First World War
More than half of young Britons are unable to name the years the First World War started and ended, according to a survey which highlights a “shaky” grasp of even basic details about the conflict.
Only 46 per cent of respondents aged 16 to 24 were able to identify 1914 as the year war broke out, while just 40 per cent correctly stated that peace was reached in 1918.
The poll was conducted for British Future, a non-partisan body dedicated to exploring issues of national identity.
It says that the findings showed a lack of knowledge about the Great War and demonstrated the need for schools to improve their teaching of the subject....
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