1. Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck was the respected commander of German forces in East Africa during WW1 who was offered a job by Hitler in 1935. He told Hitler to "go f*ck himself" though other reports say he didn't "put it that politely." 2. Henry Allingham, the oldest Briton in history, credited his longevity to “cigarettes, whiskey and wild, wild women – and a good sense of humor.” He fought in WWI, worked as an engineer in WWII, and died at the age of 113.