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Where is apology for Great War carnage?

Published 08/07/2016

Tony Blair apologised for the Famine and David Cameron for Bloody Sunday. How long do we have to wait for a similar retrospective apology for the First World War?

We know that in one day alone, July 1, 1916, the French and German empires offered up 50,000 and 55,000 young casualties respectively and the British empire a whopping 60,000 young men and boys.

Harry Patch, the last surviving soldier of this pointless catastrophe, described it as "legalised mass murder". May the ghosts of approximately 15 million dead he believed he represented haunt all the commemorations that do not include an apology as well as an act of contrition for the "mass murder" facilitated by civil society.

BILLY FITZPATRICK

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