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A British viewpoint - potentially brain-washing for non-British kids
on 1 May 2016
I read this book as a very young kid. I revisited it recently after completing a few courses in history. The book is entirely from a British perspective and is better suited from English readers. As an Indian kid, I was very influenced by this thinking. It entirely glosses over the colonial aspects of the first world war which was one of the main things the powers were fighting about. By 1914, most of the world was under French/British/German occupation. And the colonies' contributions to the war without which the allies could not have won. It focuses almost exclusively on the European theatre, ignoring the other theatres (which is why it's called a world war, duh.) While it's funny etc., it skirts over the negative issues on the allies side (colonialism) because it is from an allies viewpoint and tends to make fun of foreigners in typical british fashion. Not recommended unless you're British.
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