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'Last Post:' Final Thoughts from Britain's WWI Vets

Detail from the cover of <I>Last Post: The Final Word from our First World War Soldiers</i>, by Max Arthur.
Detail from the cover of Last Post: The Final Word from our First World War Soldiers, by Max Arthur.

World War I is fading from living memory. Last year, author Max Arthur began collecting the recollections of Britain's 21 remaining veterans of the Great War. (Only nine are still alive today.) Their stories have recently been published in Britain as Last Post: The Final Word from our First World War Soldiers.

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