43% of Britons don’t know the Battle of the Somme was in WWIBreaking News
tags: Battle of the Somme, WWI
Some 43 percent of people did not know the battle, the bloodiest in the British Army's history, occurred during the 1914-1918 war, according to a survey by the National Army Museum.
Almost half (46 percent) were unaware it took place in 1916 or that the artillery-scarred battlefield was in France.
And the group that expressed the least knowledge about the battle was the "baby boomer" generation, with 88 percent of those aged 55 to 64 saying they knew little or nothing about it.
comments powered by Disqus
- Karen L. Cox says historians shouldn’t be afraid to embrace YouTube to reach millennials
- You Know Your History? These Podcasts Aren’t So Sure.
- Victor Davis Hanson says Trump Must "Retire as Twitter Champ”
- Historians Are Calling Out Trump Online Whenever He Misreads the Past