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The Michael Gove World War, Tribune


The Education Secretary Michael Gove re-writes the history of WWI.



In typical bombastic and revisionist fashion he seeks to re-write the accepted view that the conflict was notorious for British troops and their allies being treated as mere cannon fodder by the Establishment and top brass sending hundreds of thousands to their deaths on the killing fields of Northern France and Belgium and beyond. The Education Secretary has instead attempted to use the centenary of the start of the conflict paint a very different picture of a noble conflict where class was no great divide and conditions were not as horrific as we all they actually were and it is surely no coincidence that the revisionists waited until the passing of the last Tommy before delivering their dogma which they knew they would have had shot down by someone who was actually there.

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