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I agree with Adam Brown’s analysis (Letters, 5 November) of BBC Scotland’s plans for programming during the First World War centenary year.

As I understand it, there is a BBC employee on the Scottish Government’s Commemorations Panel, as well as at least one academic and one writer on the history of Scotland in the First World War.

Surely that panel has not pointed the BBC in the direction of the Imperial War Museum in London.

Available to the BBC, there are the Scottish universities and other institutions that have a deeper and more extensive knowledge of Scotland on the home and fighting fronts in the First World War – and not just the Western Front, or the army.

The Mercantile Marine and Royal Navy also suffered huge losses but these are largely ignored.­

Alistair McEwen

Edinburgh

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