From the BBC, this story, with video, featuring 109-year-old Harry Patch, the last living British veteran of the 1914-18 trench warfare, on a trip to the Passchendaele battlefield. I found it tremendously moving. The one thing Patch wanted to do? Lay a wreath at the memorial to the German war dead. Listen to him, a living voice coming over the Internet out of the past, saying wise things.



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From: David Magda (Jul 31 2007, at 16:25)

A list of surviving veterans is available on Wikipedia:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surviving_veterans_of_World_War_I

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