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Harry Patch remembered in Flanders

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Preparations are under way for the funeral of Britain's last WWI veteran, Harry Patch.

He saw action in the battle of Passchendaele where half a million men died, near the town of Ypres in Flanders.

Some of the crowds who gather under the town's Menin Gate each night as the Last Post is played have been paying tribute to him.

John Maguire reports.

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