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Wootton Bassett's military tradition

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The bodies of eight British soldiers killed in Afghanistan in a single 24-hour period have been flown back to Britain.

Thousands of people are lining the streets as their coffins are driven through Wootton Bassett, near RAF Lyneham, in Wiltshire.

The residents of the town explain how the tradition of honouring the British army's fallen soldiers came about.

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