The Great War: Fields Of Blood relates the strategies and action on The Western Front during The First World War. The flower of our youth went out to France and Flanders and it was a fine flower of gallant boyhood, clean, for the most part eager, not brutal except by intensive training, simple in minds and hearts, chivalrous in instinct, without hatred, adventurous, laughter-loving and dutiful. The bravery of our troops on the Western Front, their patience, their cheerfulness, suffering and agony; yet with all those words describing their everyday life it is impossible to exaggerate the splendour of their stoic spirit or the measure of their sacrifice. The carnage left behind by The First World War was staggering. By the end of the war an estimated ten million soldiers had been killed. That averages to about 6,500 deaths a day, every day. Plus, millions of civilians were also killed. The War is especially remembered for its slaughter as it was one of the bloodiest wars in history.
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