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Last survivor remembers those lost in World War 1's bloodiest naval battle.(News)

Daily Post (Liverpool, England) | June 1, 2006 | Copyright

BRITAIN'S oldest man, and last known survivor of the Battle of Jutland, helped launch an exhibition yesterday commemorating the 90th anniversary of the infamous First World War naval fight.

Henry Allingham, 109, was in the Royal Naval Air Service on board HMT Kingfisher when it was ordered to the North Sea battle.

In the fight that followed during the night of May 31, 1916, more than 8,600 lives were lost as 250 British and German ships fought for supremacy of the seas.

Yesterday he joined the Duchess of Gloucester aboard HMS Belfast on the Thames, to unveil a ...

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