View Full Version : OT/ Last WW I Vet dies

05-05-2011, 07:04 PM
C. S. Choules, 110, Veteran of World War I (http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/06/world/europe/06choules.html?_r=2&partner=rss&emc=rss) dies in Western Australia, 5 May.

Fountain of youth: mango juice and chocolate.

05-05-2011, 07:37 PM
Fountain of youth: mango juice and chocolate.

Yep - good genes in his family as well.

05-05-2011, 08:50 PM
Originally posted by denis4510:
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Fountain of youth: mango juice and chocolate.

Yep - good genes in his family as well. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Well, being as chocolate is made from a bean (Keyword there is bean), I can understand it's importance in staying youthful. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif
Beans are categorized into the protein food group which contains things we should all consume proper amounts of daily.

That is why chocolate (being made from a bean afterall) should be considered a necessity in our daily caloric and nutritional intake. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/winky.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

P.S. I find that parents, even given the scientific and logical reasoning as to why, tend to disagree with chocolate as being a necessity of daily food intake.
I have yet to figure out why... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/51.gif

05-05-2011, 09:48 PM

05-06-2011, 01:33 AM
110 ! If i ever gonna reach such an proud age aswell ? http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

By chance, i just recently added a lot more ww1 photos to my collection.

Here are some and i can post more if you want to see them.

Some uboats






These photos all carry the "Censored" mark so they were manipulated prior to release. This generally means that, for instance, unit markings and indicators for the exact the location the photos were taken in got removed.
Its often impossible to even recognize what was edited.

Recon by locomotive http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


Fishing in Poland. When soldiers had to feed themselves http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif


Abandoned russian artillery position



Catholic field service before a battle "behind Korkowow" in Russia


Russian POWs after one of the battles in the Carpathian Mountains. Among the bloodiest in ww1


Turkish artillery firing near the Suez channel


AA firing


Austro-Hungarian armored train


Wounded russian soldiers getting carried off a battlefield in Galicia (Thats in Ukraine)


Im not sure what that one shows but the photo says these are "french torpedo mines" stating their diameter and length http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/blink.gif

Maybe they captured a torpedo factory ? But where was that ?


05-06-2011, 04:39 AM
There had to be someone really important in that rail car.

05-06-2011, 05:27 AM
Here is another picture of either the same Austrian train or a similar one. Taken in the Capathian Mountains btw.


I also came across this one which belongs to the turkish artillery photo. Headbands instead of helmets http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif Propably too hot there.

I once had a photo of a newspaper announcing the Ottoman Empire's entry into the war.

The headline said : Sultan Mehmed V declares holy islamic war "Jihad" against British Empire. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Cant find it anymore


05-06-2011, 05:50 AM
I must repeat that when I was in my early teens when he died and before that I knew a man who had fought for the Aussies in the Boer War - Light Horse. He was a Norweigan who emigrated to Australia. He also fought at Galopilli and was wounded twice - I saw the scars on his chest and was shot through the cheek. He was also a great Chess player. He played Table Top War which was the forerunner of our FPS. Little homemade soldiers and little cannons which actually fired.

His wife was a wonderful pianist so I had the best of both worlds - I loved then both. I used to play duets with her on an ivory grand piano. Nicolai Thoedore Swensen - my Uncle Theo.

He always referred to the "boer" and the "Turk" and respected them both.