The Brutal Realities of World War I

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  • 175-mile-long line of trenches

  • leaders nor civilians from warring nations were prepared for the length and brutality of the war, which took the lives of millions by its end in 1918

  • The loss of life was greater than in any previous war in history,

  • More than nine million soldiers

  • , sailors and airmen were killed in the First World War

  • five million civilians are estimated to have perished under occupation, bombardment, hunger and disease

  • 22,165,291

  • 37,569,768

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