Audio slideshow: Tommies' tales

Harry Patch, the last surviving veteran from the Great War living in the UK, died in July at the age of 111 - but the horrific experiences of the men who fought in the trenches is not forgotten.

Here - with help from the BBC Radio archive, and sobering images from WWI - listen to the personal testimonies of a handful of the thousands of British Tommies who marched to the Western Front.

Images: PA, AP, AFP and Getty Images.
Music: It's a long way to Tipperary, Pack Up Your Troubles, Oh! It's a Lovely War, The Last Post, When This Ruddy War Is Over.

Slideshow production by Paul Kerley. Publication date 10 November 2009.


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