Tomorrow is Veterans Day. How soon we forget.
In his History of the First World War, J. P. Taylor gives the following figures (loss of life):
British Empire 251,900
Great Britain 761,213
Total Military Loss of Life 8,120,208
Total Civilian Loss of Life 8,742,296
In terms of losses (military) this amounted to 5,509 per day. That's the equivalent of 3 Vietnam Wars every single month for 4 solid years.
It quickly became known as the War to End All Wars, making war simply unthinkable among civilized men.
Then 20 years later they did it again. Mother of God, what a ghastly nightmare.