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Radiohead - Harry Patch 9.11.20

12th November 2020

Music of war and remembrance 

"Harry Patch (In Memory Of)" is a song by the English alternative rock band Radiohead. The song is a tribute to  

Henry John Patch (17 June 1898 – 25 July 2009) who was an English supercentenarian (which means he lived to more than 110). He was at one point the oldest man in Europe and was also the last surviving combat soldier of the First World War from any country 

I am the only one that got through 
The others died wherever they fell 
It was an ambush 
They came up from all sides 


The last post: This is played at services throughout the country on Remembrance Sunday. It is a respectful military call, played on the bugle. In it, the march-like rhythms gradually die away until the music comes to rest on a long held note 

Radiohead's 'Harry Patch (In memory of)'

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