World Battlefronts: BATTLE OF EUROPE: Items from the Balance Sheet

THE WAR

Global war, the first in the history of the world, had walked with capricious tread. In China millions had died, millions were destitute after nearly seven years of it. Russia, after 33 months of it, was fighting back to victory over thousands of devastated square miles; her casualties were enormous. Germany was in terrible pain, full of dead and maimed, pockmarked by the greatest bomb damage any nation had ever suffered. The conquered peoples of Europe still starved and died.

Oddly in contrast to all this was the case of the British Empire. The world would never forget the Battle...

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