Their finest hour? Huh? World War I and World War II may be dropped from the British curriculum if the national exams board decides they won’t be on the test.
According to drafts produced earlier this year, studies on six compulsory periods of time would be replaced with an emphasis on themes running throughout time.
Pupils currently study mandatory units including one headed “The World after 1900”, which covers World War I, World War II, the Holocaust, the Cold War and the Vietnam War.
But the planned guidance shown to some schools failed to specifically mention the world wars.
The ministry wants schools to spend less time on world history to create more time to teach basic reading and math skills to students who’ve fallen behind.
Outraged Brits, who are about to celebrate the end of World War I as Remembrance Day, are likely to get the wars back in the curriculum.