This Sept. 24, 2014 photo shows World War II veteran and political activist Harry Leslie Smith speaking during the Labour Party annual conference, in Manchester. (PA via AP/Peter Byrne)
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Harry Leslie Smith, a British World War Two veteran who became a prominent anti-poverty campaigner, died on Tuesday aged 95 .Smith had been hospitalized in critical condition in Canada following a recent fall and was hospitalized in Belleville, Ontario with suspected pneumonia last week.Smith was an outspoken human rights activist with a Twitter following of more than 250,000 .Smith survived Britain's pre-war economic depression in abject poverty and spent much of his later life campaigning to ensure others did not experience the same, his son said.
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