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The Last of the Last: The Final Survivor of the First World War

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Before his death at the age of 110 in May 2011, Claude Choules was the last man alive who had served in both world wars.

Claude learned life's lessons during a rural childhood in England and later in the Royal Navy as a boy sailor, before graduating to become an explosives expert in the Australian navy.

In his 80s, Claude began working on his memoirs with the help of his dau
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 5th 2011 by Mainstream Publishing (first published 2009)
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Sam
May 06, 2011 Sam rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, biography
This is an immensely readable account of the life of Claude Choules, an ordinary man whose extraordinary experiences took him halfway around the world. We begin in rural England as a young Claude joins the Royal Navy during the First World War at the tender age of 14 which leads him to Southampton for training and active service. During this period Claude volunteers for service with the Royal Australian Navy where he ultimately settles before leaving in 1931. However, life in civvy street doesn' ...more
maulfield
Jan 31, 2015 maulfield rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Én aki mit sem értek a haditengerészethez, azt hittem ez a könyv közelebb visz majd az első világháború megértéséhez, katona szemszögből. Sajnos a sok műszó és a tengerészélet nem ismerete elég gyorsan megközelíthetetlenné tették számomra a könyvet, így nem tudtam végigolvasni. A nyelvezete sem túl élményszerű, Claude talán szóban jobb mesélő volt.
Jen
Sep 22, 2014 Jen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A decent read, although with an abrupt and kind of random ending. The war stories were definitely interesting.
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Apr 24, 2016 Elaine T rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good insight to occasions that happened during WW1 and interesting read of Claude's experience.
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