n Without Prejudice - "The lamps are going out all over Europe" : World War I feature
|Article Title||"The lamps are going out all over Europe" : World War I feature|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Publication Date||Nov 2014|
|Pages||27 - 35|
By the time the First World War came to an end a conservative estimate of the number of people who had died in the war is 14,7 million made up of 8,4 million military dead and 6,3 million civilian dead. An estimate of the number of men wounded in the war is 21,9 million. The map of Europe was redrawn. The war toppled four imperial dynasties: the Romanovs in Russia, the Hohenzollerns in Germany, the Habsburgs in Austria-Hungary, and the Ottomans. Britain and France, two of the victorious nations "...were left drained of energy, wealth and prestige even as they drank from the poisoned chalice of victory."
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