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Editor's Viewpoint: Observing the true heroism of a son of Ulster in Zambia

Editor's Viewpoint

It was a battle most of us have never heard of which took part in Zambia, and continued for a day after the First World War had ended elsewhere.

But the exploits of a Newry soldier in that conflict 100 years ago is being remembered with an invitation to his grandson to attend a commemoration to mark the centenary of the battle.

That is a tremendous gesture in recognition of the selfless service given by so many. Although there is nobody left alive who fought in the war the tales of their heroism continue to resonate. It's right we remember those who served so that succeeding generations could live in freedom, men like that Newry soldier.

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