World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF RUSSIA: Dead Men's Tale

A million dead men heaped the battlefields of southern Russia. Millions more were maimed, captured or missing. Verdun had gulped 738,000 Frenchmen and Germans in 299 days, but Verdun was a lesser horror. Not until long after the war, if ever, would the full losses be known. Russia acknowledged that 606,000 men had been lost in three months and declared that 480,000 Germans had been slain. Germany gave no hint of its own losses, but claimed 1,044,741 Russian soldiers had been captured since spring, raising to five million men their total claims...

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