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Vietnam Casualties One Week To show the human cost of the Vietman War, the January 21, 1972 issue of Life magazine printed the photos of every American solder who was killed there during the space of a week in 1971. I've often wondered what the public response would have been if Life had done something similar during the Second World War when an average of 1600 Americans were killed in action every week.
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Added: 1st March 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Posted by: Marty6697 on 2008-03-01 
More Men and Women died in the civil war than all combined!
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-03-01 
Marty is right. About 600,000 men on both sides of the Civil War died. That's about 3,000 per week for the four years the war lasted.
Posted by: tommy7 on 2008-03-01 
A world war is all I have to say.And we know how much Nam has impacted our freedom and prosperity.I read labels and, have gotten products made in Vietnam.It would not have been the same in the 1940's If we lost that WORLD WAR. Marty knows I'm sure why that figure is so high. No ANTIBIOTICS disease and infection.From very treatable wounds.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-03-02 
Yes, true: The casulaty figures frm the Civil War are about 33% from battle wounds. (If you were a wounded soldier, you had a poor chance of surviving.) Two-thirds of those who died in the Civil War perished from various diseases.
Posted by: donmac101 on 2008-03-02 
Please when taking these statistics into account, remember the other countries who were involved in this war.
Posted by: tommy7 on 2008-03-02 
So TRUE D.M.other countries have suffered far,far,more deaths then American's.WWII Russia and etc.....
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2008-03-02 
Donmac is right too. (My intention was just to point out how we tend to personalize recent wars by dwelling on individual casualties.) If we assume 50 million deaths in all countries from the Second World War, that averages to about 160,000 per week over six years. That's a staggering sum.
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