Envoy Sent to London Berlin Denies Rift with UK over WWI Centenary

The German government has denied British media reports that it tried to influence the tone of Britain's planned ceremonies to mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War I. A spokesman has confirmed Germany sent an envoy to London to discuss the plans, though.
Von Friederike Heine
German troops advancing into France in August 1914. Germany says it isn't trying to influence the way Britain commemorates the event.

German troops advancing into France in August 1914. Germany says it isn't trying to influence the way Britain commemorates the event.

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