Rosalind Robson reviews The Last Tommy (BBC1), and The Somme, (Channel Four)
For socialists the two world wars of the last century are of tremendous importance. These events gave birth to massive class struggles.
In the First World war, workers who had been conscripted to fight the bloody battles, were to turn against the ruling class, the brass and the politicians, who had pushed them to slaughter. In Russia, in Germany and elsewhere in Europe, workers made revolutions. Revolutions which were to shape the course of revolutionary Marxist politics up to the present day.