Staggering Sacrifice

World War I ended on November 11th at 11:00am, making yesterday the 100th anniversary of the armistice.  It’s known as the Great War, as the number killed and wounded was unfathomably high. The last soldier killed; American Henry Gunter at 10:59am. Among the Allied Powers (which include US casualties), 6 million soldiers and 4 million civilians died. Among the Central Powers, the respective numbers were 4 million and 3.5 million.

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