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The Battle of the Somme

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Post by Pierrot » Mon Jul 04, 2016 12:16 pm

[quote=""MattShizzle""]I've heard as high as 100 million for total killed worldwide in WWII.[/quote]

Wikipedia estimates 70-80 million. Re WW1, Spanish flu killed far more than the war, 50 million, but conditions in the trenches may have kicked it off. Also WW1 was a European war, WW2 was genuinely global. We tend to forget that in China it was as bad as in Eastern Europe and the USSR.

None of this made more than a slight dint in the rapid growth in 20C population.

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Post by DMB » Sun Sep 04, 2016 12:53 pm

I think this song is a lovely memorial to the fallen

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