Article: French WW1 Centenary energy undiminished in final year

Posted on on 01 January 2018
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Historian Antoine Prost tells La Croix newspaper that the French people are as determined as ever to commemorate the First World War Centenary in 2018.

Their energy 'has not been exhausted', Professor Prost says, explaining that Mission Centenaire has received as many project proposals for the coming year as it did in 2014.

The strength of the public desire for commemoration was a surprise, he acknowledged.

Read the full interview in La Croix

Antoine Prost is Emeritus Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Paris, and President of the Scientific Council of Mission Centenaire 14-18, the lead organisation for France's First World War commemorations.