Monday, 21 January 2008

France's oldest WWI veteran dies

My friend wasn't impressed when I code named him "Brainiac" a little while back so after careful consideration I've decided to go for the completely non-offensive "The Brain" (pictured opposite) instead.

Anyway he directed me to this story on the BBC France's oldest WWI veteran dies which is exactly what it says on the tin. I particularly liked the quote;
"War is something absurd, useless, that nothing can justify. Nothing,"
And I also liked my friends opinion on the piece.

See this guy, 69 years in retirement, and on a state pension too I presume. Respect!