Friday, August 7, 2009

Henry John "Harry" Patch
17 June 1898 – 25 July 2009

Died at age 111
The last man to fight in the trenches of WWI.

He never spoke of what he’d seen until 2008….

Then he spoke:

"It wasn't worth it. If two governments can't agree, give them a rifle each and let 'em fight it out. Don't lose 20,000 - it isn't worth it... they never learn; they had two World Wars... the Third World War will be chemical; I don't want to see it"

Will we ever learn from history or will it just die as those who witness it do?

True history is not written in text books

R.I.P Harry