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Lazare Ponticelli

Jesse Russell

Published April 22nd 2012
ISBN : 9785510540253
Paperback
112 pages
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Lazare Ponticelli (24 December 1897, later transcribed as 7 December - 12 March 2008), Knight of Vittorio Veneto, was at 110, the last surviving officially recognized veteran of the First World War fromMoreHigh Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Lazare Ponticelli (24 December 1897, later transcribed as 7 December - 12 March 2008), Knight of Vittorio Veneto, was at 110, the last surviving officially recognized veteran of the First World War from France and the last poilu of its trenches to die. Born in Italy, he travelled on his own to France at the age of eight. Aged 16, he lied about his age in order to join the French Army at the start of the war in 1914, before being transferred against his will to the Italian Army the following year. After the war, he and his brothers founded the piping and metal work company Ponticelli Fr res (Ponticelli Brothers), which produced supplies for the Second World War effort and as of 2009 was still in business.