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The sad death of actor Charles Durning on Christmas Eve brings into focus the…

The death of actor Charles Durning on Christmas Eve brings into focus the wartime service of the ever dwindling ‘greatest generation’. Here is a list, by

Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 6, 1917 – July 1, 1997) was an American film actor, author, composer and singer. He was drafted into the United States Army.

Robert Charles Durman Mitchum (August 1917 – July was an American film actor, author, composer and singer. He was drafted into the United States Army.

Charles Laughton-WW1-served with 21st battalion of the Huntingdonshire cyclist regiment and 7th battalion of Northamptonshire regiment. He was gassed during the war. (Actor)

Charles Laughton, served with battalion of the Huntingdonshire cyclist regiment and battalion of Northamptonshire regiment. He was gassed during the war.

Frederick Douglass' wife Anna Murray Douglass. Although never credited as an editor, Anna helped run Douglass' newspaper while he traveled on speaking engagements to garner support for the antislavery cause.

The Life of Frederick Douglass

Anna Murray-Douglass – was an American abolitionist, member of the Underground Railroad, and the first wife of American social reformer and statesman Frederick Douglass, who Murray encouraged and helped escape slavery.

Emperor Charles I and Empress Zita of Austria-Hungary      Newer Older October 21, 1911: Wedding of Archduke Charles of Austria and Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma in Schwarzau am Steinfeld, Austria

Emperor Charles I and Empress Zita of Austria-Hungary Newer Older October Wedding of Archduke Charles of Austria and Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma in Schwarzau am Steinfeld, Austria

The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, peaking in Europe between 1348 and 1350. Although there were several competing theories as to the etiology of the Black Death, it has been conclusively proven via analysis of ancient DNA from plague victims in northern and southern Europe that the pathogen responsible is the Yersinia pestis bacterium. Thought to have started in China, it travelled along the Silk Road and reached the Crimea by 1346.

The Black Death was one of the most devastating pandemics in human history, peaking in Europe between 1348 and By the time it was over, - of Europe's population died from it.

The Bataan Death March (1942) was the forcible transfer, by the Imperial Japanese Army, of 60,000 Filipino and 15,000 American prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II. All told, approximately 2,500–10,000 Filipino and 300–650 American prisoners of war died before they could reach Camp O'Donnell.

Bataan Death March - Uncle Dick and our cousin Bob Johnston on Veterans' Day. They both spent 3 looooong painful years as prisoners of war.

Charles Edward Stuart, the "bonnie Prince"

Charles Edward Louis John Casimir Sylvester Severino Maria Stuart December 1720 – 31 January also known as The Young Pretender or Bonnie Prince Charlie

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