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The First World War: Jeremy Paxman in conversation with Bronwen Maddox

On 29th October, Prospect hosted an event with Jeremy Paxman at London’s Royal Geographical Society to discuss his new book Great Britain’s Great War with Prospect’s editor Bronwen Maddox

By Prospect Team   December 2013

This photo of Paxman’s Great Uncle Charlie, who stands fourth the from left, was taken in spring 1915

BM: How do you think we should commemorate the centenary of the First World War?

JP: We should mark it quietly and somberly. I think 1914 is a tricky date to mark because the only thing most people are aware of happening in that year is the start of the war. The real commemoration should come in 2018.

BM: Yes, but how do you pick, is it 1916, 1917 or 1918…? One…

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