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 Post subject: Harry Patch
PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:04 pm 
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Listen to Radiohead's new song, Harry Patch (In Memory of)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/today/hi/today/ne ... 184802.stm

World War I veteran Harry Patch will be buried tomorrow. The former plumber, who fought at the battle of Passchendaele in 1917, gave a memorable interview to Today reporter Mike Thomson in 2005.

Thom Yorke, lead singer of the band Radiohead, was moved by the interview to write a tribute to the veteran, inspired by Harry Patch's words.

The song can be downloaded from the Radiohead website - all profits will go to the Royal British Legion.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 12:05 pm 
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I think this is a lovely gesture but I can't tell a word they are singing!

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 2:57 pm 
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The words are written underneath, which makes it easier to follow.


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But would you have any idea without that Stephanie?

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:00 pm 
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No it wasn't very clear at all.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 6:56 pm 
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Harry Patch had a beautiful send off today, he deserves nothing less, we wont see the likes of Harry again it is the end of an era.


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:05 pm 
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I didn't realise he has written a book. It's called 'The Last Tommy' and is available on Amazon.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 4:12 pm 
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It's very ghostwritten, but still a very good read.

Henry Allingham, the other last veteran of WW1 has also had a book ghost-written for/by him, but I don't have an opinion to offer on that one...


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