'British Machine Gun Corps during the Battle of Arras, 1917', courtesy of the United Kingdom Government

Historians concerned the UK Government's Centenary commemoration "focuses on British defeats"

Posted on centenarynews.com on 06 May 2013
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Date of publication: 05/05/2013

The Telegraph reports that British historians and campaigners have "criticised" the "tone" of plans and the preparedness of the UK to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Campaigners "believe politicians and officials are focusing too much on British defeats and the carnage and futility of the war, because they are too anxious to avoid upsetting Germans and want to make sure the events are not considered triumphalist".

To read the full article, visit The Telegraph website here.

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News

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