I am currently writing an essay for uni about the public perception of the First World War. I would be very interested to know other people's view on the War, such as how it was fought, views on the politicians etc. Are you a die hard believer in the Lions led by Donkeys school or are you a subscriber to more revisionist theories.
I myself am slowly being brought around to the more revisionist school of thinking, however I still find it hard to shake my deep seated beliefs that the war was a slaughterhouse and grave misjudgments were made in the higher echelons.
I am not posting this to cause an argument or necessarily stir up unhealthy controversy I would just like to have other peoples opinions on the War. Opinions from other countries would also be great as I am very conscious that it is easy to become very Anglocentric.
Also, have no fear, I am not going to quote any of your comments in my essay. I am just asking out of my own interest.