Jeremy Paxman and Michael Morpurgo
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War Horse author Morpurgo on how to mark WW1

15 April 2014 Last updated at 10:56 BST

As nations gear up to mark 100 years since the start of World War One, academic argument still rages over which country was to blame for the conflict.

Education Secretary for England Michael Gove's recent criticism of how the causes and consequences of the war are taught in schools has only stoked the debate further.

War Horse author Michael Morpurgo tells BBC Newsnight's Jeremy Paxman that the centenary should be marked with purpose, reconciliation and peace in mind.