Tuesday, November 11, 2014

He is not a credible witness.

To quote Harry Patch's comments on the First World War after eighty or so years of aging is anachronistic and bad history.

His words in 1916, if any have been recorded, need to be quoted.

What evidence would be accepted in court after eighty years of silence?

He is not a credible witness.

And in any case, the views of a 109-year-old on all sorts of subjects are going to be very different from those  of their teenage self. 

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