Friday, 7 August 2009

Harry Patch - a true hero

This week saw the funeral of Harry Patch, last veteran from the trenches, whose coffin was carried by members of my Regiment as it entered Wells Cathedral, but as in his life his funeral was about reconciliation.

Harry Patch (In memory of)

I am the only one who got through
The others dies where ever they fell.
It was an ambush
They came up from all sides..
Give your leaders each a gun and let then fight it out themselves.
I’ve seen devils coming up from the ground.
I’ve seen hell upon the earth.
The next will be chemical but they will never learn.

Recorded by Radiohead , using Harry’s own word.

Harry Patch – an extra ordinary man.

The song can be down loaded from the Radiohead’s website- all proceeds going to British Legion

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