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How Well Do You Know the Numbers and Statistics of WWI?
by John Miller
British Official Photographer

When the Central Powers and Allies sauntered in to World War I, they had no idea what they were really getting into. What started as a gentleman’s adventure quickly devolved into the world’s first truly industrialized killing fields, laying waste to men and machines in fits of gore that were — and still are — unimaginable. Do you know you know the bloody statistics of the Great War?

World War I wasn’t really the first global war, but it certainly brought murder and mayhem to new lows. Do you know which Central Powers country suffered the most casualties in the war? How about on the side of the Allies?

WWI featured newfangled killing machines paired with outdated military strategies … and the result was depressingly predictable. What’s more, civilians suffered by the droves, too. Do you know how many innocent people lost their lives as the war set their lives on fire?

Do you think you understand how effective the tools of death were during this conflict? The war introduced terrible new technologies that snuffed out lives from miles away. What do you really know about the misery of these weapons?

Millions of lives were lost and countless families were broken in World War I. Let’s see if you have any idea just how bad the Great War really was. Take our WWI statistics quiz now!

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