'French troops in their front line trench, near Beaulne, Aisne, 1916', courtesy of the Imperial War Museum, © IWM, Q 70050

France is "still feeling" the legacy of the First World War and there is "a very real need" to mark the Centenary

Posted on centenarynews.com on 10 November 2013
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In an interview with France24, historian Nicolas Offenstadt highlights the importance of remembering the First World War in France and that the country is "still feeling" the legacy of the conflict 100 years on.

Mr. Offenstadt, who also sits on the national commemoration committee for the Centenary - Mission Centenaire 14-18 - argued that France must remember such a "colossal and traumatic event", and highlighted the challenges of "getting it right" when it comes to commemorating the conflict.

To read the full article, visit the France24 website here.

Date of article publication: 10/11/2013

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News