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The Centenary of the First World War: Memory and commemoration in the 21st century

Posted on centenarynews.com on 11 May 2013
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Date of publication: 10/05/2013

The Financial Times has published an article which considers how the Centenary of the First World War will be marked by the nations who took part in the conflict, and suggests that it will be difficult not to let modern politics and current affairs influence the commemorations.

The author of the article, Tony Barber, states that: "To a certain extent, the commemorations will testify to the common humanity of former enemies", but that the commemorations also "promise to throw a fascinating light on how the war contributes to each nation’s understanding of its own place and interests in the modern world".

To read the full article, visit the Financial Times website here.

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News