August 13, 1915

by Richard van Pelt, WWI Correspondent

With the war entering its second year, the Capital Journal reported the casualties for the first year:

12,000,000 CASUALTIES

The following table is compiled from official records, Red Cross figures and conservative estimates by independent observers:

Austro-German losses 5,750,000. Allies’ losses 7,750,000.
German 3,250,000 – 750,000 dead, 2,000,000 wounded, 500,000 prisoners.
Austria 2,250,000 – 450,000 dead, 1,200,000 wounded, 600,000 prisoners.

The losses of the Allies have been heavier. France 2,500,000 – 450,000 dead, 1,300,000 wounded, 500,000 prisoners. England 500,000 – 100,000 dead, 350,000 wounded, 50,000 prisoners. Russia 4,000,000 – 750,000 killed, 2,250,000 wounded, 1,000,000 prisoners. Serbia 500,000. Belgium 200,000. Japan and Italy about 50,000


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