End of an era

RIP Harry Patch, the last UK survivor of the trenches in the Great War.  His funeral was held today at Wells Cathedral.

I can admire him, not for what he did in 1917/18 but for his later years.  Specifically his repudiation of war, and his refusal to accept a state funeral.  Thank you for not giving our generation’s warmongers an undeserved chance to bang their drum.

Posted on August 6, 2009, in uk, war. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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