Is Britain's new First World War Centenary coin "too jingoistic"?

Posted on on 01 January 2014
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The British newspaper The Daily Mail has highlighted the "backlash" on social media about a new coin featuring Lord Kitchener to mark the Centenary, which the Royal Mint announced last year.

"The Mint described the image as 'powerful' and 'instantly recognisable'...[but] users said the Mint made a 'shameful' decision to glorify a military leader, rather than honouring the loss of rank-and-file soldiers".

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

Date of article publication: 31/12/2013

Images courtesy of the Royal Mint

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News