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Radiohead sings of WWI veteran

August 06, 2009|Associated Press

Radiohead has recorded a song in tribute to Britain's last World War I survivor.

The rock band's song is inspired by a radio interview the late veteran Harry Patch gave in 2005 recounting the horrors of war. It includes the lyrics "I am the only one that got through, the others died wherever they fell."

Patch recently died at the age of 111. He was scheduled to be buried in Somerset, England, today.

"Harry Patch (In Memory Of)" debuted on the BBC radio program "Today" Wednesday and is available to download from the band's website, www.radiohead.com. All profits go to the Royal British Legion -- a charity for British veterans.

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