Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 3 September 2014

History is not a liberal rewrite

TORY Education Secretary Michael Gove wants us all to rewrite the history of the First World War. It was a great patriotic war where noble Englishmen fought for the liberal ideals of Britain against the rapacious and evil German expansionist regime.

Of course, these were the liberal ideals where women didn't get the vote until 1918 (and then only if they were over 30) and Irish people were considered subhuman.

No, it was a war that threw multitudes of misled and desperate young men from all over the world into a mechanised hell of death-machines and mutilation.

RONAN BRESLIN

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