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Tooz_69GIAP
11-23-2005, 06:29 PM
....aged 109.

Rest in peace.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4456234.stm

Udidtoo
11-23-2005, 06:47 PM
For gold the merchant ploughs the main,
The farmer ploughs the manor;
But glory is the sodger's prize,
The sodger's wealth is honor!
The brave poor sodger ne'er despise,
Nor count him as a stranger:
Remember he's his country's stay
In day and hour of danger.

Tooz_69GIAP
11-25-2005, 05:38 PM
It is also thought this man was the last surviving soldier who witnessed the 1914 Christmas truce.

I was at the cinema today, and one of the trailers was for a movie about this truce. It's a French production with actors from Scotland, France and Germany (and probably a good few other countries).

This was the first I had heard of the movie, and it certainly looked interesting. The French title is Joyeux Noel. I believe it has been chosen as France's candidate for the "Best Foreign Film" Oscar.

tHeBaLrOgRoCkS
11-25-2005, 05:48 PM
Saw the documentary that this guy and the other remaining veterans appeard in, it was a very emotionaland moving tale.

I was very sad to hear he had passed.

May he rest in well earned peace.

LeOs.K_Walstein
11-25-2005, 05:50 PM
SALUTE Mr. Andersson!

Wallstein

dieg777
11-25-2005, 07:27 PM
Mr Anderson was buried today.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4469682.stm

RIP

Low_Flyer_MkII
11-25-2005, 07:33 PM
~S~

woofiedog
11-26-2005, 12:21 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-sad.gif... God Bless!

chchfool
11-26-2005, 04:33 AM
Rest in peace...

eckhart1957
11-26-2005, 06:00 AM
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Rest in peace, brave soldier !

I recommend to everybody to go and see the movie "Merry Christmas "(or "Joyeux NoŽl" in French) about the Christmas Truce in 1914 who's last witness just disappeared with this brave soldier. Let's remember him and all the others who fought gallantly for their country in a senseless war.
~S~
Eckhart

P.s.: if this brave Scot soldier encounters my own grandfather and my Wife's grandfather up in heaven, then all three nations of the Christmas Truce will be reunited again....

BaldieJr
11-26-2005, 08:13 AM
S!
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