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Discussion in 'Current Events' started by BoyBach, Jul 25, 2009.
At first I thought this was Allingham's story. Ironic that they both passed on so close to each other.
They were part of an incredible generation of men and women.
They definitely will never be forgotten!
A truly amazing man. Tried never to kill only wound and campaigned against war for the rest of his life. A voice of decency and reason in a chaotic and confused world. Terrible.
RIP indeed . I recently read his autobiography and found it incredibly moving.
As did I. It's sad that they both passed away at more or less the same time.
Wow. Is this the last man who fought in the First World War left? Or rather, he was the last?
There's one more that's still alive, a man who lives in Australia, that fought for the British in WWI.
Claude Choules served in the Navy. Harry Patch was the last Brit who fought in the trenches.
According to the BBC there are now only three men left from the Great War:
RIP, Mr. Patch.
Radiohead have recorded a song using the words of Harry Patch as lyrics:
It's available to download for £1, all profits going to The Royal British Legion.