UK accused of downplaying Anzac role in planned centenary events
Oliver MilmanThe UK government has been accused of downplaying the role of Australian and New Zealand soldiers in events intended to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the first world war.
Briefings by government officials indicated there would be no dedicated event to recognise the contribution of Anzac forces during the conflict, the UK’s Daily Telegraph has reported.
Instead, focus will reportedly be placed on other members of what was then the British empire, including Nigeria, India and Bangladesh.
The lack of an Anzac event has angered some military figures, who have accused the UK government of making a “politically correct” reflection on history.
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"UK accused of downplaying Anzac role in planned centenary events", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), octobre 2014. Consulté le 28/09/2023. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/uk-accused-of-downplaying-anzac-role-in-planned-centenary-events