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First World War Centenary: Writing from Prospect

Five articles on the conflict

By Prospect Team  

The fighting in the First World War was fierce, but was it necessary? © John Warwick Brooke

Today marks the hundredth anniversary of the declaration of the First World War. Britain’s entry into the war was one of the most significant and consequential foreign policy decisions ever to have been taken. It led to four years of war which left almost a million Britons dead and over two million wounded. Its ambiguous…

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