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NAT: AUSTRALIA: report on last WWI serviceman, Claude Choules

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The passing of Harry Patch, the last veteran to fight in the trenches, has left just one surviving British serviceman from World War One. Claude Choules is 108 and lives in Australia Too young to fight in the army in 1916 - but still determined to do his duty - he enlisted in the Royal Navy instead. We report from Australia on the man who has said he regards it an honour to be the last man standing.

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Claude Choules (WWI serviceman) pushed towards in wheelchair by his daughter...

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Skyscrapers seen beyond palm trees in f/g
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Claude Choules (WWI serviceman) pushed towards in wheelchair by his daughter Anne Pow and greeted by reporter SOT
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Claude Choules (Britain's last surviving WWI veteran) interview SOT
- don't feel it's honour / just lucky that's all

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- wanted to serve in war because thought it was exciting...

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- wanted to serve in war because thought it was exciting

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Claude Choules interview SOT
- day of rejoicing / Germans said they were defeated and asked what we would do with them

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Anne Pow pouring out glass of orange juice
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Claude Choules interview SOT
- day of rejoicing / Germans said they were defeated and asked what we would do with them

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Anne Pow pouring out glass of orange juice
Claude drinking orange and Anne offers him chocolate

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Reporter to camera at war memorial

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