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 ordinary worker, how long soldiers actually spent in the trenches and whether or not the Christmas day football match ever really happened. Contains some scenes which younger viewers may find upsetting. Teacher review prior to use in class is recommended.
"Key Stage 3 “Myths are powerful but seldom reveal the full picture” - discuss why some of these myths have may have arisen and what it can tell us about the way people wanted the war to be remembered. This may also be useful when exploring the use of propaganda.