About casualties and WWI let´s see...
From "Statistics of the Military Effort of the British Empire during the Great War 1914-1920" (London: His Majesty´s Stationary Office, 1922) 359-62
Casualties by Nation Western Front 1914-1918
Total Allied Casualties:
Analysing this information it becomes obvious that the claims of the "bleeding" of the German Army at Verdun are completly false.
As a matter of fact the final data about casualties at Verdun is:
Germany: 71,504 dead, missing and wounded
France: 160,000 dead, missing and wounded
The information about 400,000 dead Germans at Verdun is, at the light of this evidence, only of propagandistic value and shows that the German Army was far from being bled and that they, in reality, succeded avoiding new offensives from the French on the northern part of the Western Front.
Incredible, the most important quote regarding these facts came from a very notorious British Commander. He first stated that:
"Things are going quite well for the French at Verdun and they are not the least bit anxious about it... It is part of our policy to let the Germans beat themselves to death against the stone wall... the Germans have lost enormously and they can´t afford to..."
- Bernard Montgomery, in a letter dated March 1916
but later he said:
"My views on the fighting at Verdun were not in any way in accordance with the true facts."
-Montgomery´s postwar annotation of the March 1916 letter "The Making of a General 187-1947" (New York, McGraw Hill, 1981)
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