Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Last French veteran of WW1 dies

Lazare Ponticelli has died at the age of 110. He was the last surviving French veteran of World War I. He was born in northern Italy in December 1897, but went to Paris to work. In 1914, at the age of 16, he lied about his true age and joined the French legion. He adopted France as his homeland in 1921.

Only a few veterans remain alive, one of the Briton Henry Allingham, aged 111.

4 comments:

  1. princesssaurora12 March 2008 at 18:39

    Bless him and his brit compatriot.

    be well,
    Dawn
    http://journals.aol.com/princesssaurora/CarpeDiem/

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  2. What an amazing long life for both these veterans.  
    God Rest Lazare Ponticelli.

    Jeanie

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  3. My gosh I cannot imagine living that long ~ what changes they must have witnessed.  Bless their souls.
    Lisa

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  4. WOW!! 110?? I just don't think I will live that long...and I'm not sure I'd want to!
    Pam

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