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Harry Patch: Last British soldier from the Western Front

John Simkin

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Harry Patch, the last British soldier left alive to have fought on the Western Front has died aged 111. Soon after the invasion of Iraq the British prime minister, tried to use Patch as a photo opportunity. Patch told Blair that "politicians who took us to war should have been given the guns and told to settle their differences themselves, instead of organising nothing better than legalised mass murder".

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