Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

18/3/2008

France pays homage to last World War I veteran

PARIS (AFP) — President Nicolas Sarkozy was to lead ceremonies Monday in honour of the last French veteran of World War I, Lazare Ponticelli, who died last week aged 110.

Ponticelli, the last of more than eight million men who fought under French colours in the 1914-18 war that tore Europe apart, died last Wednesday at his home in a Paris suburb. for more click here

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