Radiohead launch tribute song to First World War veteran Harry Patch

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Radiohead today launched a sombre musical tribute to Harry Patch, Britain’s longest surviving soldier from the First World War, who died last month.

The track, Harry Patch (In Memory Of), warns of the horrors of war. It was recorded live in an abbey a few weeks before the veteran’s death on July 25.

The singer Thom Yorke said he was inspired to compose the piece after hearing an interview with Mr Patch - affectionately known as the “Last Tommy” - a few years ago...

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