The Lord Kitchener Poster ^^^^ So this year marks the beginning of the 100 year anniversary of the Great War. Being a proper history nerd I thought I would make a tread about the topic for others to share information. Seeing how most of you are from the U.K. or at least Europe I hope this might be of interest to many of you. Europe as a whole payed a terrible price for the war. One-hundred years later I wonder why so many needed to die, and what did the legacy of their deaths mean to modern civilization. Profound poetry was written, incredible artwork made, and the predecessor to the U.N. was formed. Today most of Europe is at peace and works with each other splendidly. Is this because of lesson from the the two great wars, or despite it. Let us begin. This is my favorite documentary. It is free to watch on you tube. WWI in Colour. I think it is interesting that Americans spell color different than the rest of the English speaking war. I plan on watching this one soon. Here is some Propaganda pics. It is propaganda like the works above that convinced many men from all nations to join the Military. In a book I have called Discovering the Western Past: A look at Evidence page 330, a list of countries and statistics are given. The satistics are in the thousands so you need to add three zeros to any number. For example total killed in Britain Ireland is 723,000 not 723. The countries listed are: Country Total Killed or Died Total Mobilized Prewar Male Population Britain, Ireland 723 6,147 11,540 Canada 61 621 2,320 Australia 60 413 2,320 New Zealand 16 129 320 South Africa 7 136 1,700 India 54 953 82,600 France 1,327 7,891 9,981 French Colonies 71 449 13,200 Belgium 38 365 1,924 Italy 578 5,615 7,767 Portugal 7 100 1,315 Greece 26 353 1,235 Serbia 278 750 1,225 Rumania 250 1,000 1,900 Russia 1,811 15,798 40,080 United States 114 4,273 25,541 Allied Total 5,421 45,001 204,018 Germany 2,037 13,200 16,316 Austria-Hungry 1,100 9,000 12,176 Turkey 804 2,998 5,425 Bulgaria 88 400 1,100 Central Powers Total 4,029 25,598 35,017 Total Overall 9,450 25,598 239,035 Out of all the participating countries listed above roughly 40% of the total pre-war male population died in the war. To find any percentage of death simply divid the death toll number by a population number or mobilized number.