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David_Underdown

The Telegraph (and TES) pieces rather misrepresent the actual findings of the report produced by the project, which can be found at http://ww1intheclassroom.exeter.ac.uk/

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NigelS

... whilst others will tell they were lucky enough to have a particularly inspiring teacher...

The mark of a good teacher, or, for that matter, also good parents, mentors, bosses etc

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NigelS

The Telegraph (and TES) pieces rather misrepresent the actual findings of the report produced by the project, which can be found at http://ww1intheclassroom.exeter.ac.uk/

Thanks for that David, I'm afraid I'll be taking it as read that the press reporting has misrepresented the actual findings; at 107 pages I won't be wading through the entire report!

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Mark Hone

I was one of the people who contributed to the research for the report. The authors, who were extremely upset by the misrepresentation of their work, have written to me to confirm that some of the newspapers are going to publish corrections. The TES were the main offenders, as they published the original article on which the others were based.

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When I did go to Washington I did not see the Great War Memorial, which I am annoyed at. Of course I did see the Second World War memorial with its inscription "The Second World War 1941 - 1945" which perhaps suggests why little will be made of the Centenary until 1917.

However as you rightly point out LR we Brits shouldn't try to sit too smugly on the moral high ground. When it comes to one eyed history we have done our share.

I think it should also be noted at how surprised even a lot us on the Forum have been at the extent of the coverage this early in the year - hence this thread. It may well be that America will pick up on events come the time of "The Guns of August" (written of course by an American!).

An interesting compare and contrast moment on proportionality may come in 2016 with the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbour ranged against the centenary of the Somme - two events so seared into the national consciousness of the respective countries.

David

The WWI monument in Washington honors the DC residents that died in WWI. It s not a national monument like the WWII, Vietnam and Korean War memorials on the Mall. There's been a push to construt a national WWI memorial on the Mall, but it hasn't really picked up much media attention. The national WWI monument is in Kansas City, Mo. I've lived in DC area for about 8 years and it was a long time before I realized that the DC WWI memorial was even related to WWI. It's was in bad repair for awhile and only recently it has been fixed up.

http://wwimemorial.org/

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/03/05/usa-monument-war-idUSL2E8E5B2L20120305

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David Filsell

KevinH

As an ex journo I can do nothing but agree.

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