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Harry Billinge: A Man In Full

British D-Day vet Harry Billinge, 94

A clip of the final minutes of this 11-minute Remembrance Day BBC interview with Harry Billinge, a 94-year-old D-Day veteran, has gone viral. The last two-and-a-half minutes are jaw-dropping, but the entire interview is deeply moving. Michael Brendan Dougherty tweeted, “The past is a different country, and he is its ambassador.” Very true. Here’s the whole thing. It’s like a spectral visitation from an eternal warrior. Harry Billinge speaks like a prophet. Try to get through it without tears.

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Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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