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France's Oldest World War I Veteran Dies at 111


France's oldest World War One veteran has died at the age of 111.

Maurice Floquet died at his home in southern France on the eve of November 11, the 88th anniversary of the armistice that ended the war. His death leaves France with only four living veterans of the conflict.

Floquet joined the French infantry and fought in a number of battles including the Somme.

Saturday, French President Jacques Chirac is to lead the traditional Armistice Day ceremonies in Paris. One of the four remaining World War I veterans will join the French leader at the Arc de Triomphe commemorations.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and Reuters.