Winston Churchill walked on moon, say pupils

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One in three primary school pupils believe that Sir Winston Churchill was the first man to walk on the moon, according to a survey.

The children, aged between four and ten-years-old, confused the war time Prime Minister with the American astronaut Neil Armstrong, despite the fact they were born in different centuries and different countries.

But their lack of knowledge comes as little surprise. Last month a similar poll of British teenagers revealed a quarter think that Sir Winston never existed at all.

It transpired they associate the name Churchill with a nodding dog that stars in an advert for insurance, rather than the Second World War leader.

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