Nearly two-thirds of young people were unable to say that the First World War ended in 1918, as shown by a new survey. The poll results, released in the run up to Remembrance Day, discovered 54 per cent of the same age range, 16-24, also did not know the war began in 1914.

Astonishingly 12 per cent of young people thought that the battle of Waterloo, fought in 1815 as part of the Napoleonic Wars, was part of the Great War.

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