Samuel, Henry: Hollande unites France and Germany

Samuel, Henry

Hollande unites Allies and Germany in First World War commemorations‘, The Telegraph (London), 7 November 2013

President Hollande of France invites all 72 countries involved in the Great War (on both sides) to take part in the Bastille Day military parade in Paris in 2014. It will be ‘a great demonstration for peace’. The German President will come to Paris for the centenary of the commencement of the war. A new memorial in Northern France carrying 600 000 names will not distinguish between nationalities. French soldiers shot for cowardice and desertion will be rehabilitated. During the year 2014 there will be over 1500 events and projects in France to mark the centenary.

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