James Forsyth James Forsyth

The Great War’s toll

I’ve been reading Blood, Toil, Tears and Sweat: The Dire Warning by John Lukacs about Churchill’s speeches in May 1940. It is well worth reading; a fine example of microcosmic history and short at only a 140 odd pages.

Reading it one particular fact stood out to me:

“the British their soldiers and sailors and airmen and bombed and burned civilians together, lost fewer lives during six years than during the four years of the First World War.

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