Eric Pickles, the British Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

British newspaper websites 'The Independent' and 'The Telegraph' highlight minister's argument that the Centenary should not become an "anti-German festival"

Posted on on 10 June 2013
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British newspapers have highlighted the Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles', comment that the Centenary of the First World War should not turn into an "anti-German, anti-Turkish festival".

The two newspapers used the quote to lead their coverage of this morning's announcement by the British Government on its plans to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Mr. Pickles added that, "equally, it would be a tragedy if we forgot what happened, if we forgot why we fought, if we forgot we won".

To read the full article on The Telegraph website, click here.

To read the full article on The Independent website, click here.

Date of article publication: 10/06/2013

Images courtesy of the Inside Government UK website

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News