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My Service on the Battle Cruiser Goeben

Otto Runkel was born in Cologne, Germany on 28 June 1892. He joined the Imperial German Navy in 1912 at age 20 and served until November 1918. From his enlistment until 1916 he was a Gunner First Class in Alpha...

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Welsh hero Simon Weston calls the shots as World War One engulfs Downton Abbey

MILLIONS of fans were engrossed in Downton Abbey's portrayal of a vanished way of life.And, as the aristocratic period drama, which costs £1m an episode, returns for a second series, the characters' lives are torn apart with the onset of...

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FLORENCE BEATRICE GREEN LAST VETERAN OF WORLD WAR I

Florence Beatrice Green (nee' Patterson) is the last Veteran of World War I.  She was born 19 February 1901 in Edmonton, a suburb north of London, England to Frederick and Sarah (nee' Neal) Patterson.  Florence Green joined the Women's Royal...

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Missing German WWI U-boat Discovered

A Hydroid REMUS 100 AUV aided in the discovery of the World War I German submarine U-106, which had been missing since October 1917. The Royal Netherlands Navy (RNLN), which used the REMUS vehicle, located the missing submarine off...

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Last World War I combat vet dies in Australia

By KRISTEN GELINEAU(AP) SYDNEY - The last known combat veteran of World War I was defiant of the tolls of time, a centenarian who swam in the sea, twirled across dance floors, and published his first book at 108. He...

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Sponsorship sends KC's World War I Museum on the road

By MATT CAMPBELLThe Kansas City StarPhoto Courtesy of National World War I MuseumThe Liberty Memorial will receive a priceless windfall of national publicity at just the right time with the approach of the centennial of World War I.Waddell & Reed...

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Last American veteran of World War I buried

ARLINGTON, Virginia (AP) - Frank Buckles was buried Tuesday with the pomp and ceremony befitting the man who outlived 4.7 million other Americans who served in World War I. His flag-draped casket was carried to his gravesite at Arlington...

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Last American WWI veteran remembered at Liberty Memorial ceremony

By BRIAN BURNES The Kansas City Star The last doughboy left Americans with a crucial challenge, a retired general said Saturday. "Frank Buckles' passing means that there are no more living memories of World War I," said Richard Myers,...

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Frank Woodruff Buckles

The Order of the First World War notes with deep sadness the passing of Frank Woodruff Buckles, the last surviving veteran of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I. Mr. Buckles often referred to as "Pershing's Last Patriot"...

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Veterans of World War I of the USA Inc.

The Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A., Inc. was organized by War I Buddies in 1948, uniting in fraternal, civic and social comradeship those who served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States during the period...

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