Ten Last Twentieth Century War Veterans
This is a different list in my respects. Why? Well, see, this list doesn’t only talk about the twentieth century war veterans. This list talks about the predicted dates on which the veterans of the twentieth century will die (last known veterans that is). There were many conflicts and wars fought in the twentieth century which is why putting my foot down on specific ones was really difficult. Nonetheless, here I am now writing about them. There is a strong possibility that you might not agree with many of my choices but I think this is as close as it gets to perfection. These wars that I picked are the well-known wars so it should be easy understanding them. Enjoy the read.
10. THE MEXICAN REVOLUTION
This revolution started in the year 1910. The uprising was led by Francisco I. Madero against Porfirio Diaz. The revolution turned into a full-on civil war. The revolution is said to have ended somewhere in the year 1920. The Mexican Constitution was adopted in the year 1917. The last known veteran of this war is said to have died in the year 2010. I am assuming that the last veterans get to live a minimum of 114 years because there are two people who claim to have fought in the battle. Both of them were born in the year 1898 are still alive. That makes it around 114 years.
9. POLISH AND SOVIET WAR
Folks I am about to give you an interesting bit of trivia. See, Jozef Kowalski was born on the 2nd February of 1900. He lives at the age of 111 years. What’s interesting is the fact that he is also the oldest veteran to be living from the war between the Polish and the Soviet. The war started in the year 1919 and ended in the year 1921. Assuming that he gets to live a total of 114 years he should die in the year 2014.
8. FIRST WORLD WAR
The First World War was one of the two greatest battles in the Twentieth Century. It involved around 20 countries from around the globe. This was referred to as ‘The Great War’ or ‘The War to End all Wars’. The war started in the year 1914 in the month of July and continued till the 11th November of the year 1918. All the great powers from the world were involved in this terrible war. More than 70 million soldiers were mobilized. The last known veteran of this war should die somewhere in the year 2015.
7. SPANISH CIVIL WAR
The Spanish Civil War was fought against the Republican government of Spain. The war was led by General Francisco Franco. The war was between the Nationalists and Republicans. Franco’s forces were aided by the German Nazis and the Fascist Italy. The Republicans were aided by the Soviet Union. Franco won the war in the year 1939. A Fascist government was set up by him. The last survivor of this conflict should die somewhere in the year 2035. The war ended in the year 1939 of course.
6. SECOND WORLD WAR
The Second World War was fought between the Allied forces and the Axis. The war involved several countries (I am sure you aware of the statistics). There were millions of soldiers involved in various battles around the globe. It was the greatest conflict of the twentieth century. The last soldier or veteran to have fought in the Second World War should die somewhere in the year 2043. There is a report that says around 310,000 WWII veterans die every year. This war ended in the year 1945.
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