Harry Patch never spoke publicly about his experiences on the frontline of the First World War until he had turned 100.
From then on he was to become an eloquent ambassador for those who had lost their lives on both sides.
He returned to Passchendaele in 2007 for the 90th anniversary of the battle, laying a wreath, not only on a memorial for the British dead, but also at a cemetery for the German victims of the offensive.
He also went to the Menin Gate where he made this speech.
He died in July 2009, aged 111. He was the last of the British veterans of the Western Front.
The wooden toll bridge at Penmaenpool provides a peaceful walk for visitors to the Mawddach Estuary near Dolgellau.
The area is a haven for walkers, cyclists and bird watchers. The RSPB has turned an old signal box into an observation centre overlooking the estuary.
But the Grade II-listed bridge, which was built in 1879, was not always peaceful.
In July 1966, it was the scene of a great tragedy when the Prince of Wales ferry, which was nearing the end of its pleasure trip from Barmouth, got into trouble as it tried to pull up alongside the nearby jetty.
The vessel was washed into the wooden toll bridge and quickly sank, with its passengers being thrown into the fast-running incoming tide.
Staff from the nearby George III hotel and the toll bridge itself rushed to help but 15 of the 39 people on board drowned.
A peaceful corner of Wales, but a scene of great sadness for so many.
The Mobile Map of Europe. This is quite a piece of work.
I’m sure if you analyzed it, it would be controversial in places. There are times when no-one can agree where a border is.
But it shows that, in reality, borders are actually as changeable as we believe they are constant.