Is it possible that a 20 year old, internationally successful Greek footballer doesn’t know what a Nazi salute looks like? Is it time to ‘just move on’ and teach young people about more recent historical events such as the advent of the Internet? Are we missing vital details in history lessons or is there simply not enough time to cover everything?
“The fact is that many of Britain’s school children have a poor general knowledge about the First and Second World War,” feels Scott Addington, author of World War One: A Layman’s Guide published as an e-book earlier this year, and the instigator of a new Great War 100 app now available of IOS and Android. “These children are the future of our nation and if they are ignorant of the mistakes that have been made by humanity in the past then who is to say that these mistakes will not be repeated?