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  1. Paul Crone

Families from the North West travel to Belgium for Passchendaele Commemorations

Credit: ITV Granada

Families from the North West joined thousands of others in Belgium today to remember those men who fell in the battle of Passchendaele 100 years ago.

Prince Charles spoke of the sacrifice the men made as he described 'the mud that weighed down the living and swallowed the dead.'

Those who made the journey from this part of the world are honouring men from across Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria.

In this special report our correspondent Paul Crone looks at the emotional commemoration, and the lasting legacy of Passchendaele.