An American in France

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‘What I have a vivid memory of is the French soldiers – being in a small village and going into a local wine shop in the evening.

‘They had very, very little money. But they were having wine and singing the Marseillaise with enthusiasm. And I inquired, “What is the occasion?”

‘They were going back to the front. Can you imagine that?’

Corporal Frank Buckles, US Army.

Buckles was the last US survivor of World War I.

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