Some great thoughts on German History prior to the Nazis from my friend Rob.
“It’s important that we remember the war dead on both sides of the line – the Germans suffered the same as we did.” – Harry Patch
I watched the funeral service of Harry Patch, when he was laid to rest in August 2009.
Due to the high levels of interest in the funeral, which was broadcast live on TV and radio, a total of 1,050 tickets were made available for the service. Some, wanting to pay their respects, slept overnight on the Cathedral Green in order to get tickets. Those who did not manage to get one watched the whole ceremony on TV or on huge video screens that were errected on the streets. The bells of Wells Cathedral were rung 111 times to mark each year of his life. In addition to pallbearers from The Rifles, Patch’s coffin was accompanied by two private soldiers from each of…
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