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    Today marks the 90 years annivesary of the end of World War I.
    At eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, a ceasefire came into effect
    with an armistice with defeated Germany signed in a railroad carriage at Compiegne.


    Total Military Deaths 9,720,453

    Total Civilian Deaths 8,871,248

    Total Military Wounded 21,228,813
    War is one of the most regrettable human activities.

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    >Total Military Wounded 21,228,813

    I think its important to note also that in any war, the 'wounded' means 'not dead'.
    But they may be crippled, blinded, etc, and not just 'injured'...

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    I was in Flanders only about 2 months back. 100s of thousands of lives disappeared under the mud. Some of the memorials were quite moving.

    The really sad thing is that we didn't learn. Just over 20 years later, Europe blew up again and another 70 million people lost their lives.

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    Lest we forget.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matthew View Post
    I was in Flanders only about 2 months back. 100s of thousands of lives disappeared under the mud. Some of the memorials were quite moving.

    The really sad thing is that we didn't learn. Just over 20 years later, Europe blew up again and another 70 million people lost their lives.
    Agree with matthew.
    Ironically, during that time, people think that World War I will be the "War that End All War".
    Because we never learn, it soon lead to "The Mother of All War".
    War is one of the most regrettable human activities.

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