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Men of the West Yorkshire Regiment sitting in a captured German pill box waiting to go into action, near the St Julien - Grafenstafel road during the Battle of Polygon Wood, 26 September - 3 October, part of the Battle of Passchendaele.
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First World War

What You Need to Know About the Third Battle of Ypres

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Photo of Harry Patch taken by Don McCullin © Crown copyright.
© IWM (2009-09-24)
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Lance Corporal Henry John - Harry Patch

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