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Last survivor re-lives the horrors of Passchendaele

Last survivor re-lives the horrors of Passchendaele

Ninety years ago this week he climbed out of his trench into the hell of mud and blood that was Passchendaele. Harry Patch, the last man alive who fought in the trenches, has returned to the spot where his ordeal began

"Goodbye Old Man"  Heartbreaking painting. Brought me to a lot of tears.  A soldier during WWI cradles the head of his fatally wounded horse and bestows a goodbye kiss on his muzzle before reluctantly leaving him.

Remembrance Day: Animals in war

"Goodbye Old Man" Heartbreaking painting. Brought me to a lot of tears. A soldier during WWI cradles the head of his fatally wounded horse and bestows a goodbye kiss on his muzzle before reluctantly leaving him.

Actual combat photo taken at the time of the first assault wave on Vimy Ridge. The soldiers can be seen calmly walking behind the creeping barrage while German shells burst overhead.

Actual combat photo taken at the time of the first assault wave on Vimy Ridge. The soldiers can be seen calmly walking behind the creeping barrage while German shells burst overhead.

The battlefield as viewed from Vimy Ridge. Canada. Dept. of National Defence - W.W.I./Library and Archives Canada/PA-001809 - Shot of the battlefield from the top of Vimy Ridge taken in May of 1917

The battlefield as viewed from Vimy Ridge. Canada. Dept. of National Defence - W.W.I./Library and Archives Canada/PA-001809 - Shot of the battlefield from the top of Vimy Ridge taken in May of 1917

1916, WW1."Two French youngsters, whose father has been killed in the trenches, are telling one of father's comrades all about it." Period Paper TIN2A6B26C16

1916, WW1."Two French youngsters, whose father has been killed in the trenches, are telling one of father's comrades all about it." Period Paper TIN2A6B26C16

Nearly 3600 Canadians died in the Battle of Vimy Ridge that spring. Description from canadaonline.about.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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Nearly 3600 Canadians died in the Battle of Vimy Ridge that spring. Description from canadaonline.about.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images

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