Not only must he had been one of the definitely last veterans from WWII when he died. That he also had witnessed a ceremony held in England in 1917 with veterans from the Crimean War of 1853-1856 is really mindboggling, what a perspective in time! These veterans must have been born in the 1820's and 1830's... A truly fascinating perspective!
"Wie es eigentlich gewesen ist"
Leopold von Ranke (1795-1886)