"Left-wing myths about the First World War peddled by Blackadder belittle Britain and clear Germany of blame, Michael Gove says today."
This is not a unique viewpoint; I've seen several books and articles from reputable historians that have argued much the same thing. In fact, I've got a couple of books about Douglas Haig that try to consider him in a more objective light. But it appears that Labour very much took exception to it:
"Labour condemns Michael Gove's 'crass' comments on first world war
Tristram Hunt says education secretary's attack on 'unpatriotic' views is a shocking attempt at political point-scoring"
Is it mind-bogglingly crass and insensitive to question the received wisdom? Is it just political point scoring? If it is, who is in fact doing this, Mr. Gove or Labour, I wonder?
Edited by Colonel Rhubarb, 05 January 2014 - 08:03 AM.