WWI Centenary 一战百年纪念
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（以下报道发表于8月4日）世界各国政要齐聚比利时参加一系列为纪念一战百年举行的活动。虽然德国也派代表前去参加纪念活动，但一些历史学家仍指责德国对一战百年纪念不够重视。请听 BBC 记者 Damien McGuinness 的报道：
Germany's government has been criticised for not doing enough to commemorate the World War I centenary.
Germany has spent less on events than some other European countries. And the events which have taken place have been seen as half-hearted by critics.
Traditionally in Germany the First World War is overshadowed by the Second World War. History teaching in German schools tends to focus on the crimes of the Nazis rather than what happened a generation earlier.
And since 1945 there's been a strong aversion in Germany to anything that might be seen as glorifying militarism. So many people here are uncomfortable with any anniversary of a war or a battle.
There's still some disagreement among historians about who was responsible for World War One. But having spent the last 70 years atoning for Nazi guilt, many Germans have little appetite to now take on the blame for the First World War too.