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Thankful villages' WW1 men returned

One in nine soldiers sent to fight during World War One lost their lives and many villages lost almost all of their younger generation.

But this was not always the case - of around 16,000 parishes in England and Wales, an estimated 54 saw all the men who went to fight come home again.

These places - including a few in Northumberland and Yorkshire - are now known as the "thankful" villages where many of their descendents still live, as Inside Out's Chris Jackson found out.

  • 13 Nov 2014