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The North West heroes of the Battle of the Somme

The Centenary of the Battle of the Somme. Credit: ITV News.

As the nation prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the battle of the Somme, we have a series of special reports on Granada Reports.

Today we're featuring the story of two soldiers from the north west who survived - for very different reasons.

Here's Paul Crone:

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Watch the third of Paul Crone's reports as the North West prepares to remember the Somme

As the nation prepares to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme in Manchester this Friday, we have a series of special reports on Granada Reports. Tonight we're featuring the story of two soliders from the North West who survived - for very different reasons.

You can find our more about the Somme commemorations by clicking here

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