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'From fanaticism to barbarism is only one step' - Diderot

Sunday 29 July 2007

"The Germans suffered the same as we did."

The words of the last known surviving British soldier to have fought in the trenches of World War I, Harry Patch (109), during a visit to the trenches where he fought 90 years ago.

What do any of us 'youngsters' know, really know, of the horrors that people like Mr Patch suffered? Not much, I suspect. At any rate I salute this fine old gent. Read more about him here.

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