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Libertines pay tribute to armed forces at reunion

1 of 1 Pete Doherty and Carl Barat
Pete Doherty and Carl Barat

The Libertines paid tribute to the armed forces, specifically those involved with World War I at their reunion show at London's Hyde Park last night (July 5).

Playing the biggest show of their career, frontmen Pete Doherty and Carl Barat recited the Seigfried Sassoon poem entitled Suicide in the Trenches, which he wrote in 1918.

Doherty added during the tribute, "We remember and honour those who gave their lives for liberty. We thought it was nerve-wracking coming out here tonight but leaving Kings Cross station with a rifle across your back in 1924 must have been really hard."

The band, also comprising of John Hassall and Gary Powell, opened their show with Vertigo, while their performance of Boys In The Band was interrupted with a security warning to the crowd from Doherty, "We can't carry on if you don't calm down a bit."

The Libertines announced two more reunion shows in London's Alexandra Palace in September.

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