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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.


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 the First World…

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