Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Ten myths about World War I

from the BBC

and note number one:

1. It was the bloodiest war in history to that point
Stretcher bearers, 1918
Fifty years before WW1 broke out, southern China was torn apart by an even bloodier conflict. Conservative estimates of the dead in the 14-year Taiping rebellion start at between 20 million and 30 million. Around 17 million soldiers and civilians were killed during WW1.

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