Indeed, not just ignorant about the Second World War but 'astonishingly' so, according to Express journalist John Chapman:
British children are astonishingly ignorant of our nation’s role in the Second World War, a survey has revealed.
More than half of secondary school children did not realise the Battle of Britain was fought in the air, just one third knew the conflict began in 1939 and only one in five understood what happened on D-Day.
Thankfully, the Express is here to educate our children. So they illustrated the story with a photo showing, according to the caption, Battle of Britain Spitfires.
Unfortunately for the Express, the picture actually shows Hurricanes.