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Last French WW1 Veteran Died

Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:16 pm

The last Veteran of the First World War , Lazare Ponticelli , has died .

He died with 110 years .

Strange , but I've the feeling that Mens who fought in War if they survive it , they get very old . Just like my Grandfather he fought in WW2 in Africa and the Balkan , and he got over 93 years . And he lived perfectly until his hearth attack .

http://www.sueddeutsche.de/,ra2m1/panorama/artikel/678/163223/

RIP


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RE: Last WW1 Veteran Died

Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:23 pm

http://www.voanews.com/english/2008-03-06-voa49.cfm

President Bush just met with the last American to serve in WWI on the 6th. The "War to End All Wars" has almost faded completely into history.
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RE: Last WW1 Veteran Died

Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:25 pm

110 years. Simply amazing. Lived through three centuries. He was already a senior citizen when Kennedy was shot. Weird to think about just how long 110 years of life is.
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RE: Last WW1 Veteran Died

Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:29 pm

Not wishing to sully his memory, but a little correction is needed here. M. Ponticelli was the last French WW1 Veteran.

Henry Allingham, 111 years old, is the oldest of Britain's three surviving WW1 Veterans.
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RE: Last French WW1 Veteran Died

Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:33 pm



Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 3):
M. Ponticelli was the last French WW1 Veteran.

thank you ! I've corrected it already !
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RE: Last French WW1 Veteran Died

Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:57 pm



Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 3):
Henry Allingham, 111 years old, is the oldest of Britain's three surviving WW1 Veterans.

I thought there were 5 surviving WWI vets...?

Harry Patch (Army)
Claude Choules (Royal Navy)
William Stone (Royal Navy)
Syd Lucas (Army)
Henry Allingham (Royal Flying Corps)
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RE: Last French WW1 Veteran Died

Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:11 pm



Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 5):

Indeed, quite right. The other two distinguished gentlemen live in Australia.
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RE: Last French WW1 Veteran Died

Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:14 pm



Quoting IFEMaster (Reply 5):
Henry Allingham (Royal Flying Corps)

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