Wednesday 18 October 2017

War stories

• Whoever heard before of commemorations to mark the start of a war? And yet British Prime Minister David Cameron has announced £50m (€62m) has been allocated for commemorations in 2014 to mark the start of World War One in 1914.

This is one of the most ignominious events in the history of the world. Why on earth would anyone want to spend more money on, or commemorate, such an inauspicious, ignominious event?

Now, the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One in 1918 might be worthy of some consideration for commemoration and celebration, but certainly not the start of that war. It is putting the cart before the horse.

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