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  World War II casualties - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
World War II was the single deadliest conflict the world had ever seen, causing many tens of millions of deaths.
Combining the total deaths of 11,000,000 people for the Axis and 57,000,000 people for the Allies, the total estimated human loss of life, irrespective of political alignment, caused by World War II was roughly 68,000,000 people with combined civilian and military deaths of 25,000,000 and 43,000,000 respectivly.
France: From the beginning of the war until the capitulation of France in 1940, 892 aircraft were lost, of which 413 were in action and 234 were on the ground.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_World_War_II_casualties_by_country   (1879 words)

 BBC NEWS | Special Report | 1998 | 10/98 | World War I | The war to end all wars
World War I was a war without parallel - all previous wars were eclipsed by its scale of destruction.
World War I is also regarded as the first "total war" in which the combatants mobilised all their resources, military, industrial and human, on a scale never before thought possible.
The catalyst for the war was the death of Austria's Archduke Franz Ferdinand, who was assassinated while he was visiting Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia, which was then part of the Austro-Hungarian empire.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/special_report/1998/10/98/world_war_i/198172.stm   (731 words)

 WWII: The Casualties
The purpose is to indicate the immensity of the human losses in this most terrible of all wars, one characterized by unspeakable atrocities, germ warfare, enormous civilian casualties, genocide of 5 1/2 million European Jews, and the use of a new and terror-laden weapon of war--the atomic bomb.
Estimates of the death toll attributable to the war for military and civilian losses have ranged upward to 60 million, with civilian losses at or more than 50 percent of that total (a stark contrast with the losses of WWI, in which such losses were no more than five percent).
Ally of Germany in the invasion of the Soviet Union; sigbed armistice with the latter in September 1944.
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 BATTLE CASUALTIES–SECOND WORLD WAR–   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
I was of course aware that the unit had suffered a rather high number of casualties, My intention was to prepare a listing which would be as complete and accurate as possible, be computerized in a form that other persons and other units could use, and was as user friendly as possible.
Even though casualties to commanders at all levels in the unit were often extreme, almost complete, and reinforcements were often limited, periodic checks were certainly made to reconcile live soldiers and records, even if only for pay and allowance purposes (only?).
Casualties usually lost their temporary ranks, which was a bit frustrating when the soldier returned to action.
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 Defensive Measures   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
In conclusion, I will discuss the overall effects that gas had on World War I. A current definition of chemical warfare is the "aspects of military operations involving the employment of lethal and incapacitating chemical munitions or agents." However, on the eve of World War I, no definition of chemical warfare existed.
The primary gases used in World War I were chlorine, phosgene, a mix of chlorine and phosgene, and mustard.
As the war progressed, the Allies, although unable to agree on a common mask, were able to experiment with different types of masks until they found the best masks for their troops.
members.tripod.com /Brian_Blodgett/Chemical.htm   (4789 words)

 The Japan Times Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
World War II was a watershed in which the number of civilian casualties almost equaled that of combatants.
According to a report prepared by the International Committee of the Red Cross, titled "Women and War" and based on two years of research from 1998 to 1999, approximately 80 percent of war victims are women and children.
These are war crimes even if they are committed against combatants and should be awarded with exemplary punishment to curb its use as a tool for intimidation or human degradation.
www.japantimes.co.jp /cgi-bin/getarticle.pl5?fl20050625a1.htm   (1423 words)

 First World War.com - Feature Articles - Military Casualties of World War One
The 'Great War', which began on 28 July 1914 with Austria-Hungary's declaration of war with Serbia, and which ended with the German armistice of 11 November 1918, produced a vast number of casualties and deaths - and similarly vast numbers of missing soldiers.
Attributing civilian casualties to the effects of war is a subjective process at best; the scale of the First World War certainly resulted in an absence of even the most approximate figures for affected nations.
A "pal's battalion" was comprised of soldiers raised in the same locality with the promise they would serve with their friends for the duration of the war.
www.firstworldwar.com /features/casualties.htm   (216 words)

 USCWC -- Statistical Summary: America's Major Wars
It is somewhat unreliable, since it includes multiple enlistments in the case of wars prior to 1900, and is a gross figure, including all personnel ever in the service during the conflict.
In addition, figures for post-1945 wars are polluted to some extent by the fact that a significant portion of the forces under arms during these conflicts were not actually directly engaged in the war, but were securing the nation's other global commitments.
Under Percentages, KIA refers to the percent of those enrolled killed in action, Dead to the percent dead from all causes, and Casualty to the percent killed or injured.
www.cwc.lsu.edu /cwc/other/stats/warcost.htm   (414 words)

 World War II Casualties
The Bureau of Naval Personnel's official list of the Navy's World War II casualties resulting from enemy action is a 1947 IBM printout arranged chronologically by the campaigns as listed in the Secretary of the Navy's Navy and Marine Corps Awards Manual.
The casualties are arranged chronologically and then alphabetical under the unit.
Another microfiche F-455 (two fiche) is an alphabetical list of the officer and enlisted prisoners of war in the Pacific and Asiatic areas as of 28 July 1945.
www.history.navy.mil /faqs/faq11-1.htm   (752 words)

 BBC NEWS | Special Report | 1998 | 10/98 | World War I
World War I eclipsed all previous wars with its scale of destruction - historians estimate that 10 million men lost their lives on the battlefield.
The battle of Verdun was the longest battle of war and cost both sides hundreds of thousands of casualties.
Passchendaele is outstanding among the battles of World War I not only for its cost, but also for the conditions in which those casualties were incurred.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/special_report/1998/10/98/world_war_i   (503 words)

 World War II Casualties
Canadian Casualties in World War II Not only was Canada's war effort in World War II far more extensive than that in World War I, it also had a much more lasting impact on Canadian society.
Casualties were lower than in the previous war, with approximately 42,000 killed or having died in service and 54,400 wounded.
The more-than 21,000 women who served in the Canadian army during World War II filled an array of roles, although they were excluded from combat duty.
www.fathersforlife.org /hist/wwiicas.htm   (1194 words)

 Encyclopedia: World War I casualties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Jump to: navigation, search World War I was primarily a European conflict with many facets: immense human sacrifice, stalemate trench warfare, and the use of new, devastating weapons - tanks, aircraft, machineguns, and poison gas.
Total people killed in World War I: up to 15.1 million Austria-Hungary, also known as the Dual monarchy (or: the k.
The Thankful Villages is a list of the villages of England and Wales which lost no men in World War I. The 32 villages were identified by the writer Arthur Mee in the 1930s.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/World-War-I-casualties   (594 words)

 World War I casualties - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This article contains a summary of deaths by nationality during World War I.
Note: This data shows deaths only, not casualties, which include the wounded as well as the dead.
Thankful villages - villages in England and Wales which lost no men in World War I
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/World_War_I_casualties   (215 words)

 More Than Names Home page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
In 1989 Lucy Lang Sekerka completed her research into the casualty lists of Lakewood servicemen who served and died in the U. wars between 1917 and 1975.
The goal of her project was to find the names of all the U.S. servicemen from Lakewood, Ohio* who had have given their lives during World War I, World War II, the Korean war or the Vietnam War.
This work is presented in the Local History files as an historic document: the facts remain as she presented them to the Mayor of our city in 1989 to help establish a monument to these men.
lkwdpl.org /mtn   (325 words)

 The Western Front — 1914 - 1918
This new great war, called World War One, began as a local disturbance in Southern Europe but eventually spread into a worldwide struggle which produced two of the greatest bloodlettings in history; the battles of the Somme and Verdun.
Militarily the war in the west began on August 4, 1914, when German troops from seven Armies swept into Luxembourg and Belgium as part of the "Schleiffen plan," which required a sweeping move through neutral Belgium and down to Paris from the North.
This series of battles, one of the greatest slaughters in history until that time, did not achieve Falkenhayn's goals, because his men, who had been trained to attack, continued attacking against all odds in the mistaken belief that their efforts would be followed up.
www.richthofen.com /ww1sum   (3196 words)

 Casualties of World War II - May 10, 2003   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Estimates of casualties put the number of those killed at five million in Poland, one million in Yugoslavia, five million in Germany and six million in the Holocaust.
But certainly the number of casualties in Europe was unfortunately much higher than 10 million.
Casualties of World War II Friends of America
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 The Great War Web Site
It was "The War To End All Wars,"- a senseless slaughter that set the stage for the bloodiest century in human history.
The "old world" was dying, and the new world had yet to be born.
The naive dreams of progress, along with the innocence of the pre-war world, faith in God, and hope in the future all died in the trenches of Europe.
www.pitt.edu /~pugachev/greatwar/ww1.html   (307 words)

 A History of World War Two, World War Two Casualties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The statistics on World War II casualties are inexact.
Mainly for this reason, estimates of total dead in World War II vary anywhere from 35,000,000 to 60,000,000--a statistical difference of no small import.
The Table contains what appear to be the best available statistics on armed forces casualties of all types resulting from battle, of civilian deaths from war-related causes, and estimated total deaths in each of the major nations involved in World War II.
history-world.org /world_war_two_casualties.htm   (478 words)

 The Eastern Front — 1914 - 1917
In the late summer of 1914, the ancient monarchies of Austria, Russia and Germany plunged their countries into a world war which engulfed Europe in one of the bloodiest conflicts in history.
The Russian Army of World War One has become notorious for its reputation as a large, ill-equipped force, yet in 1914, Russia's Imperial Troops were actually well trained and equipped.
The standard Russian Field Guns, the 76.2 mm and 122 mm, were robust enough to be used in World War Two and still be in reserve units in the 1980's.
www.richthofen.com /ww1sum2   (2114 words)

No-one would have dared to predict the casualties of World War One.
When World War One was declared there were street celebrations in most of Europe's capital cities.
No-one even envisaged trench warfare in August 1914 let alone the appalling casualties that occurred over 4 years of fighting.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /FWWcasualties.htm   (119 words)

 World War 1 - 15th Field Artillery Regiment
The 15th Field Artillery (FA) Regiment was organized in Syracuse, New York on 1 June 1917 from cadre transferred from the 4th FA Regiment.
The War Records indicate the 15th FA Regiment was in continuous action from July till November 1918, and participated in the Lorraine; Aisne; Ille de France; Aisne-Marne; St. Mihiel; and Meuse-Argonne campaigns, and earned them the unofficial nickname as the Indianheads.
This was the greatest number of artillery rounds fired by any US Army Artillery Regiment during the war, and is a fact in which it can be justly proud.
www.landscaper.net /worldwar1.htm   (764 words)

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By wading through the swamp of war propaganda produced by Germany, England, France, and Belgium, and by sifting through the multitude of personal narratives written by soldiers and observers, an overall picture of the Belgian nation during the First World War begins to take shape.
But Germany failed to achieve its war aims in the process, in part because Germany was too busy dealing with internal problems at the end of the war to deal with Belgium decisively, and in part because Bissing did not make a strenuous effort to realize them.
Later in the war, the German situation was dire indeed, and new pressures from the military gave industrialists and Pan-German politicians a staunch ally in their fight for further exploitative policies.
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 American Merchant Marine in World War 2
U.S. Merchant Marine in World War II One way to understand the Second World War is to appreciate the critical role of merchant shipping...
Casualties were kept secret during the War to keep information about their success from the enemy and to attract and keep mariners at sea.
Several days before the outbreak of World War II, German U-Boats were already on the prowl against supply ships, and again Britain instituted convoys, which had been so successful in limiting losses 20 years earlier.
www.usmm.org /ww2.html   (4021 words)

 Gallipolli   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The bloody impasse on the western front had led some to seek solutions elsewhere and the war against the Turks seemed to offer one.
For the Turks it was a great victory and marked the time they successfully stood against the greatest empire the world had ever seen.
Even when the Great War itself ended the Turks had to struggle on: first to throw off the shackles of an unfair peace settlement, then to expel the invading Greek army and finally to face down the British Empire once again in the Chanak Crisis.
www.geocities.com /Broadway/Alley/5443/gall.htm   (2760 words)

 Online World War II Indexes & Records - WWII
World War II Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File pull down the subject menu to "World War, 1939-1945"
World War II Prisoners of War File, ca.
World War II Kansas Veterans Index over 229,000 entries
www.militaryindexes.com /worldwartwo   (560 words)

 Medal of Honor Recipients - World War I   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Citation: At a critical point in the action, when all the officers with his platoon had become casualties, Cpl. Allex took command of the platoon and led it forward until the advance was stopped by fire from a machinegun nest.
His 2 companions soon became casualties from bursting shells, but 1st Sgt. Gumpertz continued on alone in the face of direct fire from the machinegun, jumped into the nest and silenced the gun, capturing 9 of the crew.
His company was the lead company during the attack on Hill 188, Champagne Marne Sector, France, during World War I. A few minutes after the attack began, the enemy ceased firing and began climbing up onto the parapets of the trenches, holding up their arms as if wishing to surrender.
www.army.mil /cmh-pg/mohwwi.htm   (16928 words)

 Casualties in World War II
Casualties in World War II (The Hutchinson Encyclopedia)
Casualty No. 1; Sixty years after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, the memories of Minneapolis' first World War II casualty live on.(NEWS) (Star Tribune (Minneapolis, MN))
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0004619.html   (342 words)

 World War II Casualties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Of the 405,399 Americans that lost their lives during World War II, there were 78,976 Missing in Action.
Below is a listing by cemetery showing the number buried and the number that were declared Missing in Action in the vicinity of the cemetery.
World War II database, now on the web, contains the names of those buried at our cemeteries, or listed as Missing in Action, buried or lost at sea.
www.abmc.gov /abmc45.htm   (107 words)

 Trenches on the Web - Armory: Gas Warfare
These numbers would grow considerably higher due to the large number of deaths after the war that would be directly attributed to gas exposure.
Despite this high casualty count for both sides, the use of gas continued to grow.
Having suffered the agonies of gas first hand, his fear of the weapon would prevent him from deploying it as a tactical weapon on the battlefields of the Second World War.
www.worldwar1.com /arm006.htm   (1180 words)

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