World War I casualties

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The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I were about 40 million: estimates range from 18 to 22 million deaths and about 20 to 22 million wounded military personnel, ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in human history.wikipedia
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World War I

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The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I were about 40 million: estimates range from 18 to 22 million deaths and about 20 to 22 million wounded military personnel, ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in human history.
It is also one of the deadliest conflicts in history, with an estimated nine million combatants and seven million civilian deaths as a direct result of the war, while resulting genocides and the resulting 1918 influenza pandemic caused another 50 to 100 million deaths worldwide.

List of wars and anthropogenic disasters by death toll

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The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I were about 40 million: estimates range from 18 to 22 million deaths and about 20 to 22 million wounded military personnel, ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in human history.

Chinese Labour Corps

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More recently the research of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has revised the military casualty statistics of the UK and its allies; they include in their listing of military war dead personnel outside of combat theaters and civilians recruited from Africa, the Middle East and China who provided logistical and service support in combat theaters.
In 1916, Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig requested that 21,000 labourers be recruited to fill the manpower shortage caused by casualties during World War I.

Serbia

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Serbia, which included Macedonia, and Montenegro was an independent nation.
Serbia suffered the biggest casualty rate in World War I.

Gëlle Fra

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They are commemorated at the Gëlle Fra in Luxembourg.
As Luxembourg's pre-war population was only 266,000, this death toll amounted to more than 1% of the entire national population, which is a relatively greater percentage than many combatant nations (see: World War I casualties).

German occupation of Luxembourg during World War I

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* Luxembourg remained under German occupation during the war.
As Luxembourg's pre-war population was only 266,000, the loss of life solely in the service of the French army amounted to almost 1 percent of the entire Luxembourgish population, relatively greater than the totals for many combatant countries (see: World War I casualties).

Military

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The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I were about 40 million: estimates range from 18 to 22 million deaths and about 20 to 22 million wounded military personnel, ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in human history.

Civilian casualties

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The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I were about 40 million: estimates range from 18 to 22 million deaths and about 20 to 22 million wounded military personnel, ranking it among the deadliest conflicts in human history.

Military personnel

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The total number of deaths includes from 9 to 11 million military personnel.

Civilian

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The civilian death toll was about 11 million, including about 8 million due to war-related famine and disease.

Triple Entente

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The Triple Entente (also known as the Allies) lost about 6 million military personnel while the Central Powers lost about 4 million.

Allies of World War I

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The Triple Entente (also known as the Allies) lost about 6 million military personnel while the Central Powers lost about 4 million.

Central Powers

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The Triple Entente (also known as the Allies) lost about 6 million military personnel while the Central Powers lost about 4 million.

Prisoner of war

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Nevertheless, disease, including the 1918 flu pandemic and deaths while held as prisoners of war, still caused about one third of total military deaths for all belligerents.

Secondary source

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These secondary sources published during the 1920s, are the source of the statistics in reference works listing casualties in World War I. This article summarizes the casualty statistics published in the official government reports of the United States and Great Britain as well as France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Austria and Russia.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

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More recently the research of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC) has revised the military casualty statistics of the UK and its allies; they include in their listing of military war dead personnel outside of combat theaters and civilians recruited from Africa, the Middle East and China who provided logistical and service support in combat theaters.

Non-combatant

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First World War civilian deaths are "hazardous to estimate" according to Michael Clodfelter who maintains that "the generally accepted figure of noncombatant deaths is 6.5 million."

U-boat Campaign (World War I)

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The war brought about malnutrition and disease caused by the U-boat Campaign and the Blockade of Germany which disrupted trade resulting in food shortages.

Blockade of Germany

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The war brought about malnutrition and disease caused by the U-boat Campaign and the Blockade of Germany which disrupted trade resulting in food shortages.

Ottoman Empire

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The civilian deaths in the Ottoman Empire include the Armenian Genocide, Assyrian Genocide, and Greek Genocide.

Armenian Genocide

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The civilian deaths in the Ottoman Empire include the Armenian Genocide, Assyrian Genocide, and Greek Genocide.

Assyrian genocide

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The civilian deaths in the Ottoman Empire include the Armenian Genocide, Assyrian Genocide, and Greek Genocide.

Spanish flu

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Nevertheless, disease, including the 1918 flu pandemic and deaths while held as prisoners of war, still caused about one third of total military deaths for all belligerents.