Friday, August 7, 2009

Last British Veteran of the Trenches Laid to Rest

I have a soft spot for reenactors, having been one myself, and so these gentlemen dressed as British soldiers of the Great War (or First World War) pay a suitable tribute to Britain's last "Tommy". Harry Patch, who died at the age of 111, served in the trenches as a conscript, and in the Second World War served in Britain's Home Guard.

British Defence News coverage of his funeral can be found here.

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