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The Killing of the Iron 12: Remembering the British soldiers who were executed by the Germans

Graves of the Iron 12 Credit: ITV

Among those remembered this Armistice Day was Lance Corporal James Moffat, whose great-niece lives in north Norfolk.

She uncovered the story of how James was among eleven soldiers executed by the Germans for taking refuge in a French village in the First World War.

Along with a Frenchman who was shot for helping them, they became known as the Iron 12.

"We always understood that he'd died - he'd perished - in a fire in a barn in France," Alison Parfitt, James Moffat's great-niece said. "My grandmother was always adamant that that was how he died and that was it. But to discover that it wasn't like that at all was actually quite a shock."

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