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2009/07/25 23:46:21 (permalink)
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R.I.P Harry Patch

 He passed away earlier today as the last WW1 veteran.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hWde-t7zYV7atjRV2ETHGLQOm5BwD99LHD4O0

R.I.P to all other soldiers that have died serving this country.

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    drab4
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    Re:R.I.P Harry Patch 2009/07/25 23:49:39 (permalink)
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    RIP

    Utmost respect for all those who served during the world wars


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    Re:R.I.P Harry Patch 2009/07/25 23:51:27 (permalink)
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    Wow - 111.  I bet he didn't think he'd ever make that back sitting in the trenches.

    Certainly earned his RIP
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    Re:R.I.P Harry Patch 2009/07/26 00:02:32 (permalink)
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    I shed a little tear watching the news and I don't usually do that at all.
    We owe our freedom to the likes of this man.
    RIP.
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    Re:R.I.P Harry Patch 2009/07/26 00:06:29 (permalink)
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    RIP

    I was watching a documentary a few weeks back about the British Boy soldiers in WW1, there was one poor lad of about 16 who was ill and left his position in the trenches, was later court martialled and executed by firing squad, very sad stuff.
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    Re:R.I.P Harry Patch 2009/07/26 02:28:00 (permalink)
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    Sad news indeed, hard to watch as he talked about holding his friends hand as he died.
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    Re:R.I.P Harry Patch 2009/07/26 13:58:55 (permalink)
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    RIP.

    Last of the WW1 vets.Very sad news indeed.


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    Re:R.I.P Harry Patch 2009/07/26 14:08:25 (permalink)
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    RIP Harry

    I can't even begin to imagine what that man and countless others went through

    Its up to us to carry on the memories now.
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    Re:R.I.P Harry Patch 2009/07/26 14:22:15 (permalink)
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    mattastic

    I can't even begin to imagine what that man and countless others went through



    Read the book 'Somme Mud' by E.P.F. Lynch

    He was an Australian soldier who fought in WW1.He wrote down his experiences in a few school excercise books.They were discovered upon his death and recently published.His descriptions of life in the trench's is quite horrific.
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    Re:R.I.P Harry Patch 2009/07/26 14:26:33 (permalink)
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    erekose

    Wow - 111.  I bet he didn't think he'd ever make that back sitting in the trenches.

    Certainly earned his RIP


    Bob:  'Harry, what are you going to do if you every make it out of here?'
    Harry: 'Bob, I'm going to bloody well live till I'm the oldest man in the world'

    I can see that....

    RIP.
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    Re:R.I.P Harry Patch 2009/07/26 14:29:40 (permalink)
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    erekose

    Wow - 111.  I bet he didn't think he'd ever make that back sitting in the trenches.

    Certainly earned his RIP


    Bob:  'Harry, what are you going to do if you every make it out of here?'
    Harry: 'Bob, I'm going to bloody well live till I'm the oldest man in the world'

    I can see that....

    RIP.


    Was he the oldest man in the world for 7 days then?.

    Henry Allingham,another WW1 vet,died on 18th July aged 113.
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    Re:R.I.P Harry Patch 2009/07/26 14:32:57 (permalink)
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    May he Rest In Peace. We all owe a massive debt of gratitude to men like this.

    I can't recall what forum it was but I threw one little c.unt into a sentence and you'd have thought I'd bummed one of their grandmas

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    Re:R.I.P Harry Patch 2009/07/26 17:20:15 (permalink)
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    Respect to him

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    Re:R.I.P Harry Patch 2009/07/26 18:21:55 (permalink)
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    my grandad went into action (over the top) on the second day of the battle of the somme.
    the stories that he told me about that war haunt me to this day.
    there are things which are not in the history books, for example, he and his comrades had been under fire all night long, in pouring rain, in a rat infested trench, and the following morning were all put under house arrest because their brasses and boots had not been polished.
    general haig, whom the history books state was a hero,
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    Re:R.I.P Harry Patch 2009/07/26 18:26:16 (permalink)
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    i shall continue.
    general haigh was known to the troops as "butcher haigh" because of his complete indifference to the sacrifice of his men.
    this country has a lot to owe to men like harry patch.
    may his memory live on.
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    Re:R.I.P Harry Patch 2009/07/26 21:56:39 (permalink)
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    Anymore stories mate?

    I'd love to hear them if you have anymore.
    Always been fascinated by this stuff, although my obsession is with WW2 rather than WW1.
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    Re:R.I.P Harry Patch 2009/07/26 22:33:14 (permalink)
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    Total Respect and gratitude.
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    Re:R.I.P Harry Patch 2009/07/26 22:46:22 (permalink)
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    967Stuart

    Total Respect and gratitude.


    What he said

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    Re:R.I.P Harry Patch 2009/07/27 01:39:58 (permalink)
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    Dan Nukem

    Anymore stories mate?

    I'd love to hear them if you have anymore.
    Always been fascinated by this stuff, although my obsession is with WW2 rather than WW1.

    So do I. :)
     
    Respect to the fallen who fught for our freedom and freedom of speech may you rest in peace now.
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    Re:R.I.P Harry Patch 2009/07/27 08:49:18 (permalink)
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    infidel

    my grandad went into action (over the top) on the second day of the battle of the somme.
    the stories that he told me about that war haunt me to this day.
    there are things which are not in the history books, for example, he and his comrades had been under fire all night long, in pouring rain, in a rat infested trench, and the following morning were all put under house arrest because their brasses and boots had not been polished.
    general haig, whom the history books state was a hero,


    IMO General Haig was a madman.He oversaw,and commanded,the mass slaughter of allied troops.How he is a hero is lost on me.He is basically a butcher and mass murderer.Gives Hitler a run for his money on the amount of blood he has on his hands.
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