37 million civilians and military died during the first World War or as it also was called the Great War. There were 20 million wounded! Those numbers are incredible, unbelievable.
As a direct result of the fighting, an additional 30 millions of people died because of hunger and disease.
In this war, one battle was worse then any of the many battles during the first World War. It’s the battle of indescribable butchery and also called the Flemish fields.
It started with the attack of the allies on the trenches of the Germans in Belgium. The battle started good. After 15 days of heavy artillery, allied tanks moved to the German side, followed by the infantry. That continued, until it began to rain and everything turned into mud. The attack halted. The attacking army was shot in pieces, literally.
The ground was totally covered with the bodies of dead, dying and wounded.