2014 Commemorations

As we are fast approaching the centenary of The Great War I am intrigued how it is being handled around the world.  Or in the case of the United States, not.

At least three new books (including one by Sir Max Hastings) will be coming out this year covering the period before the war and up to the Christmas Ceases Fire. More will appear as we get into 2014 and 2015. Regiment and Divisional histories are to be reprinted by publishers in the United Kingdom.

In the United Kingdom most of the plans are to be in place by this fall for the commemorations. Scotland appears to be a little behind as next year is also the 700th anniversary of Bannockburn. But Wales and England are moving along nicely. As my French is nonexistent and German only manageable I will leave it to you my fellow bloggers to share what is going on the content.

Here is the United States I am afraid we will not get our act together until 2015 or 2016 as most Americans see no reason to know about The Great War.

So is your community doing anything for 2014?

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