January 26, 2008 12:40 PM Subscribe
With the death of Louis de Cazenave
, Lazare Ponticelli
is the last surviving French veteran of World War One, and the country has been wondering how to mark the inevitable.
By contrast, Germany's response to the recent death of Erich Kaestner
has been a more muted affair, indeed, all but unnoted.
Meanwhile, Britain's Henry Allingham
and Harry Patch
and William Stone
just keep on going.
(For those interested, more comprehensive international lists can be found here