'Battle of Polygon Wood 26 September - 3 October: Members of the 13th Australian Field Ambulance sheltering in funk holes along Anzac Ridge', courtesy of the Imperial War Museum, © IWM, E(AUS) 839

British Government accused of "whitewash" in favouring Centenary commemorations for "New Commonwealth" over Australia

Posted on centenarynews.com on 09 January 2014
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Australia's The Daily Telegraph has published an article in which it states the UK Government may "downplay" the role of Australian forces during the First World War, in favour of emphasising the contribution of the "new Commonwealth" - countries such as India, Pakistan and Nigeria.

It claims this is in "a bid to win political and economic favour in multicultural Britain". The article also suggests that the British Government is aware of the "booming economies" of former colonies such as India, which may influence the alleged emphasis on the "new Commonwealth".

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

Date of article publication: 09/01/2014

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News