MOST Britons think World War One involved extraterrestrials in massive tripods, it has emerged.Bullets bounced off them
Experts believe centenary commemorations may be complicated by the widely-held belief that WW1 ended when the alien invaders died of a common cold.
Father-of-two Stephen Malley said: “Modern ignorance is disgusting, most people don’t even know about the red weed or how they drank our blood.
“I’m make sure my kids watch the Tom Cruise documentary film version of the war at least once a year, or the musical version by Jeff Wayne with disco music in it.”
Historian Mary Fisher said: “In fairness it was a hundred years ago and it’s difficult to hold all that stuff in your head what with all the good animal clips on YouTube these days.
“Even the most hardcore academics have forgotten the details and rely entirely on Wikipedia.
“I watched an interview with Harry Patch, he was very old so it’s safe to assume that those who fought in the war were pretty old at the time, probably about sixty.
“Not totally sure why it happened, probably something to do with Hitler.”