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  1. Stacked Stone at |

    never knew about the invasion of serbia

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  2. jackdaniels63 at |

    Great List. Everyone knows we felt the effects of this war only 20 years later but on a closer look we still are, and may always.

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  3. jason at |

    I don’t like it that the list is called ‘Bloodiest Battles’ because the majority of these statistics include MIA, POW, and injuries along with those men killed in action. Granted this list is in a relatively good order, but some of these battles lasted weeks, and some lasted months – obviously making the casualty list much higher.

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  4. Taylor at |

    I’d just like to point out that the first image (for Tannenberg) is obviously from the 18th-early 19th century, not WWI. Some of the troops look to be French Napoleonic soldiers, possibly Borodino or Austerlitz. Sorry to nitpick.

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  5. Lachlan at |

    Looking at your No 9 entry, my Great-Uncle David Robertson (S/9365, L/Cpl, B Coy, 8th Batt Black Watch, 9th Scottish Division) was killed on 3rd May 1917, during the 3rd Battle of the Scarpe phase of the Battle of Arras. The dawn assault, intended to capture German positions on Greenland Hill, Roeux, was moved at short notice by one hour to 3.45am, while it was still pitch black. There was no time to set out white marker tapes and the attack went in blind. The Germans expected an attack sometime that morning and when the British attacked, our troops stumbled in the darkness, losing direction and cohesion. They were mown down by German shellfire and machine-guns in unexpected advance foxhole positions missed by the British artillery. A complete disaster which went into the painful learning curve for later.

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  6. Lachlan at |

    If I may offer just a couple of adjustments on your excellent, if saddening list:- No 7 should be the Marne – no “s” on the end and No 4 Battle of Verdun – the photo you have shown is of British soldiers, taken from film footage of the British attack on the first day of the Battle of the Somme – 1st July 1916.

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  7. Hang 'em High at |

    Millions upon millions of young men sacrificed for what and by who?

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  8. james at |

    Where is the Brusilov offensive? There was roughly 1.5 casualties.

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  9. tsa at |

    Good point

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  10. nacho at |

    Are thease battles even real?

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  11. Anže at |

    What about The Battles of the Isonzo? It’s one of the bloodiest with around 1.2 million casualties (Italians actually suffered half of their casualites in the entire war) … not on your list.

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  12. Melanie Martinez at |

    This was very interesting!!!!!! Help Me Alot In My Project!!!!!!

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  13. Jeff at |

    I’d love to know how one of the most pivotal – and bloody – campaigns was left out. The Brusilov Offensive, from my research, had about 1.4-1.8 million casualties, yet it isn’t even mentioned.

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  14. J.F. Wolfington at |

    Interestingly, the battle of the Meuse-Argonne, which is the only large scale battle of the First World War in which the U.S. took part, is the bloodiest battle in the history of the American armed forces. I say ‘interesting’ because for most Americans, WWI is just a barely noteworthy preface to our glorious deeds in WW2 – and yet it was during the First World War, not the second…nor our Civil War…that we fought the bloodiest battle in our history.

    I find the First World War far more interesting than the Second.

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  15. J M L at |

    And those who refuse to go to war are called cowards. Why would anyone want to join in this kind of madness,in this day and age, is beyond me.

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    1. mike m at |

      Because they still believe they are “defending their country” when in reality the are “protecting the profits for bankers”.

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  16. Ciau at |

    Wow great list really helped me out here

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  17. yes at |

    yes

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