Our thanks to Mike P for this. The start of the piece:
A video game set in the Second World War has been accused of rewriting history by offering players the option to fight on the front line as a woman soldier.
The makers of Battlefield 5 insist they are being ‘inclusive and diverse’ by allowing gamers to play as a female soldier with a prosthetic arm.
But it has provoked a backlash among fans of the series, which has sold tens of millions of copies, who are choosing to boycott the latest version ahead of its release.
The row comes after the revelation by TV historian Dan Snow that he lies to his daughters about women’s roles in history, including telling them there were female Spitfire pilots, so they feel free ‘to follow their dreams’. [J4MB: What else would we expect from the son of arch-mangina Jon Snow?}