Thursday, May 5, 2011

The Last ...

The last living veteran of World War 1 has died. It was supposed to be the "War To End All Wars" but it only put us on a course to the place we are now. Rest easy, old timer:

... Just over three years before the centenary of the 1914-18 war, the last known veteran who saw action in that war has died.

Claude Choules has died in a Perth nursing home. He'd reached the remarkable age of 110.

Claude Choules served in Britain's Royal Navy in the so-called Great War.

He also served in the Royal Australian Navy during the Second World War.

Two years ago, he became the world's oldest first-time published author with his memoir, The Last Of The Last ...

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