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First World War: 10 forgotten facts

Facts, figures and fallacies

By Prospect Team  

How should Germany commemorate the First World War?

Pub opening hours and daylight saving (DST) were both introduced in Britain in a bid to increase productivity during the First World War. Daylight Savings was also introduced in the US for the same reason.

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125,000 people may still own British “war bonds,” issued to small investors to fund the war effort. Around £2bn was invested in the bonds, issued before…

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