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Should modern history ne made compulsory?

Should modern history ne made compulsory?

Former Chief of the Defence Staff, Lord Richards of Herstmonceux has urged the government to make the history of modern conflicts compulsory in schools.

His plea comes after a Forces Network’s report revealed that over half of 18-24-year-olds are not aware that Britain’s Armed Forces were involved in the Second World War.

Currently, the only compulsory element within the national curriculum is studying, “one challenge for Britain, Europe of the wider world 1901 to the present day.”

The study of both World Wars is not seen as essential within the present curriculum.

However, is it a lack of interest in the past, or a lack of resources, that is to blame for a generation’s gap in conflict knowledge?

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