First World War Commemoration

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 2:42 pm on 7th November 2013.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Shadow Minister (Defence) 2:42 pm, 7th November 2013

I am glad that my hon. Friend has mentioned “Blackadder”, which, although obviously very amusing, constitutes something of a misrepresentation of events during world war one. One example is the idea that senior officers were not part of the action. In fact, nearly 70 generals and major-generals died in action on the western front and in other conflicts.