Armistice poem: The Death of Harry Patch


To mark Armistice Day, the former poet laureate Andrew Motion reads his poem, The Death of Harry Patch, about the last remaining World War I veteran who died last year.

The poem is one in a collection of war poems published in Andrew Motion's new book Laurels and Donkeys (2010).

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