A Costly War

11/22/2014 - 11/29/2014

The industrialization of war brought about new, deadly weapons. For the first time in history, thousands of soldiers could be killed in minutes thanks to the advent of machine guns, gas, and rapid-firing artillery. Casualty rates were very high during the war. Below are some casualty percentages from World War I.

  • Russia- 76%
  • France- 73%
  • Austria-Hungary- 90%
  • Germany- 65%