Britain holds funeral for last survivor of World War I

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LONDON (RNS) In a funeral at one of the nation’s most ancient cathedrals, Britain said farewell Thursday (Aug. 6) to 111-year-old Harry Patch, its last survivor of the trenches of World War I. Thousands of mourners lined the streets of Wells, in southwest England, and another 1,000-plus jammed ancient Wells Cathedral to honor modest, retired […]

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