Anger as Britain lags behind France - and Belgium - in plans to mark the centenary of the First World War
David Cameron faces fresh humiliation at the hands of Nicolas Sarkozy after the French president stole a march on the British in preparations for the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.
The Prime Minister was last night accused of ‘dragging his feet’ over the important commemorations in 2014 and letting the French race ahead with spectacular anniversary plans.
The Mail on Sunday can reveal they will include a £25 million state-of-the-art Museum Of The Great War to be announced by Mr Sarkozy on Remembrance Day next month.
The French president, who last week told Mr Cameron to ‘shut up’ and stop interfering in the eurozone crisis talks, is also pledging millions for other events across France.
Even Belgium is years ahead, with firm proposals including a memorial garden in London made from soil from the battlefields of Flanders....
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