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Royals mark centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 01:16

European royals marked the centenary of World War One's Battle of Passchendaele on in which thousands of soldiers were killed in more than 100 days of fighting. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. The King and Queen of Belgium joined members of Britain's royal family on Monday (July 31) at a service in Tyne Cot to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the World War One Battle of Passchendaele. Addressing the service at Tyne Cot cemetery Britain's Prince Charles honoured the courage of British and Commonwealth soldiers, "drawn from many nations we come together in their resting place, cared for with such dedication by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, to commemorate their sacrifice and to promise that we will never forget," said the prince. Tyne Cot is the largest Commonwealth cemetery and the final resting place of thousands who were killed in more than 100 days of fighting in the summer and autumn of 1917 which started on July 31.

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Royals mark centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 01:16