This Sunday, Remembrance Day as we mark the anniversary of the official end of the World War I hostilities, November 11th, 1918, this being the 100th anniversary.
While numbers are often difficult to be fully grasp, World War I was a massive conflict, played out over the whole globe, particularly in Europe.
The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War 1 was about 40 million… 15 to 19 million deaths (about two-thirds being military… 9 to 11 million… and about 23 million wounded military personnel).
The civilian death toll was about 8 million. In absolute terms of total casualties, World War II was the deadliest military conflict in history. Over 60 million people were killed. Civilians killed totaled 50 to 55 million, Of the Korean War, recent estimates puts the full battle death toll on all sides at just over 1.2 million.
Of those three conflicts, a lot of numbers; simply put, slightly over 100 million killed, almost 11 Tokyo’s, more than 11 London, England’s, over 12 New York City’s or 37 cities of Toronto.
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