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Boy of 12 confirmed as Britain's youngest WWI soldier

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A boy of just 12 years old, Sidney Lewis, has just been recognised as the youngest British soldier to sign up to fight in World War I. It was a family secret that remained hidden for almost 100 years. Duration: 02:19 Video provided by AFP

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Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Nov. 11, 2014) — A soldier who died of dysentery in World War One is helping today's scientists study the deadly disease, and the way it has evolved to survive the antibiotics used to treat it. Suzannah Butcher reports. Video provided by Reuters
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