Sunday, November 10, 2013

Harping back to my recent post concerning the centenary of the outbreak of World War 1, amid fears that the way in which Britain might mark the Great War could affect relations with Angela Merkel`s administration,  a couple of months ago Germany  sent a special envoy to call on Britain `not to celebrate the centenary but to focus on the idea that the European Union brought peace to the continent.`

I got the sense that the German government was almost pleading with Britain not to go on mentioning the war too much.  Now I`m sure we`ll all try our hardest to comply with the wishes of our Teutonic chums but I wouldn`t be surprised if the war isn`t mentioned now and again over the next few years but we`ll just have to hope that we`ll get away with it. 

2 comments:

Ray Turner said...

Our Teutonic chums have been one of the biggest warmongers in Europe over the last Century. Its not about who won or lost, its about making sure it doesn't happen again. No harm in reminding them about that...

Snopper said...

Lest we forget, Ray, lest we forget.