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  • Writer's pictureMichael Baker


Updated: Nov 23, 2019

The Real First World War: Forget the popular British narrative that's prevailed for so long - 10 leading historians tell us what this conflict was really about.

The recent centenary of the First World War did little to change

the dominant British narrative of this conflict, the war poets' view, which has flourished since the 1960s and earlier. And this was despite a host of new books marking the centenary in which professional historians told a very different story - of a war that was much stranger, more complex and more modern than anything we've been led to believe. In 10 half hours, some of these historians give us the benefit of newly mined sources and fresh perspectives to transform the landscape. You can listen to the whole series or individual self-contained episodes. This is an Understanding History podcast.

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