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Daily Express illustrates ignorance of World War 2 with wrong photo

by | 28th, June 2012

NEWSPAPER history lesson of the week was found in the Daily Express, wherein the headline bemoaned:

  1. Most students are ignorant about our war heroes”

The story tells us:

British children are astonishingly ignorant of our nation’s role in the Second World War, a survey has revealed.

Maybe they nippers have been studying text books supplied by the Daily Express. The picture used to illustrate the “astonishing” ignorance claims to be of Spitfires. Not so. Those planes are Hurricanes.

Lord Ashcroft, who donated £1million towards the Bomber Command Memorial, said: “It is sobering to find that so many children simply do not know important facts about crucial events in Britain’s recent history. We must all take responsibility for ensuring that what we know is passed to the next generation.”

Not to worry. Any more of this and cuts to its editorial staff and The Express will be dead by then…

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