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Jeremy Paxman explains the significance of World War One

27 January 2014 Last updated at 16:12 GMT

As the BBC begins a four-year commemoration of the centenary of World War One, presenter and journalist Jeremy Paxman explains to a group of School Reporters from St Michael's Catholic College, south London about why he thinks the conflict was so significant.

Jeremy Paxman presented Britain's Great War on BBC One