British Future study finds a ‘strong appetite’ for learning about WW1 history

Posted on on 06 November 2014
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The independent think tank, British Future, published a new study on the 26th October 2014 in which they say that ‘an appetite remains to learn more' about Britain’s First World War history.

Of those questioned by You Gov Research, 57 per cent said they hoped to learn more about the Centenary between now and 2018. 

British Future says the Centenary was “possibly one of the biggest exercises in public education this century.” The study suggests that public knowledge of the dates when the war began and ended rose by more than 10 per cent from October 2012 to the end of August 2014.

Sunder Katwala, Director of British Future, said: “People weren’t interested in the political tug-of-war that took place before the centenary, between those who wanted a victory parade and others who worried that any commemoration was a glorification of war."

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Posted by: Ellen Tranter, Centenary News