Dan Snow sets out to destroy some of the common myths about WW1 and show that history is seldom as clear cut as many people think. The myths tackled include whether or not it was the bloodiest war in history, whether privilege and rank enjoyed more protection than the working class, how long soldiers actually spent in the trenches and whether or not the Christmas day football match really happened.

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World War One Centenary

“Myths are powerful but seldom reveal the full picture” - discuss why some of these myths may have arisen. What can they tell us about the way people wanted the war to be remembered? This may also be useful when exploring the use of propaganda, and the reliability of primary and secondary sources.