National Death Tolls for the Second World War

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National Death Tolls for the Second World War

Compare 3 million German civilians to 60 thousand Britons. The destruction of the cities was equally one-sided. This figure does not include the millions who died a preventable death in the 2-3 years after the war.

Germany: Civilian: (Note that it’s the British sources that give unrealistically low numbers. 3,500,000 is the most usual figure given today.)

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        • Compton's: 500,000

        • Britannica: 780,000

        • Davies: 780,000

        • Clodfelter: 780,000

        • Eckhardt: 1,471,000

        • Keegan: 1,593,000

        • Urlanis: 2,000,000

        • HarperCollins: 2,300,000

        • Ellis: 2,350,000

        • Kinder: 3,800,000

        • Encarta: 3,800,000

        • MEDIAN: 1.6M

United Kingdom: Civilian (Once again, British sources give the highest numbers. It’s generally accepted at around 60,000.)

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      • Civilian:

        • Keegan: 60,000 (bombing)

        • Urlanis: 60,000

        • HarperCollins: 60,595

        • Ellis: 60,600

        • Britannica: 92,673 (incl. 30,248 merchant mariners and 60,595 killed by bombing)

        • Davies: 92,673

        • Clodfelter: 92,673

        • Eckhardt: 100,000

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Originall estimates were 30 million killed; Extimates are now 40-55 million. 20-26 million died on the eastern front with Russia.

From www.stephen-stratford.co.uk/remember.htm

Other est.

Country

Military Deaths

Civilian Deaths

Total

USSR

10,000,000

10,000,000

20,000,000

20,000,000

China

3,500,000

10,000,000

13,500,000

4,200,000

Germany

3,500,000

3,800,000

7,300,000

4,000,000

Poland

120,000

5,300,000

5,420,000

6,300,000

Japan

1,700,000

380,000

2,080,000

3,200,000

Yugoslavia

300,000

1,300,000

1,600,000

1,500,000

Romania

200,000

465,000

665,000

400,000

France

250,000

360,000

610,000

600,000

British Empire

452,000

60,000

512,000

500,000

Italy

330,000

80,000

410,000

 

USA

400,000

0

400,000

400,000

Hungary

120,000

280,000

400,000

500,000

Czechoslovakia

10,000

330,000

340,000

 

TOTALS

20,882,000

32,355,000

53,237,000

 

last updated 2 May 2003


 

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World War II Fatalities

 

 

Country

Military

Civilian

Total

 

Soviet Union*

8,668,000

16,900,000

25,568,000

 

China

1,324,000

10,000,000

11,324,000

 

Germany

3,250,000

3,810,000

7,060,000

 

Poland

850,000

6,000,000

6,850,000

 

Japan

1,506,000

300,000

1,806,000

 

Yugoslavia

300,000

1,400,000

1,700,000

 

Rumania*

520,000

465,000

985,000

 

France*

340,000

470,000

810,000

 

Hungary*

 

 

750,000

 

Austria

380,000

145,000

525,000

 

Greece*

 

 

520,000

 

Italy

330,000

80,000

410,000

 

Czechoslovakia

 

 

400,000

 

Great Britain

326,000

62,000

388,000

 

USA

295,000

 

295,000

 

Holland

14,000

236,000

250,000

 

Belgium

10,000

75,000

85,000

 

Finland

79,000

 

79,000

 

Canada

42,000

 

42,000

 

India

36,000

***

36,000

 

Australia

39,000

 

39,000

 

Spain**

12,000

10,000

22,000

 

Bulgaria

19,000

2,000

21,000

 

New Zealand

12,000

 

12,000

 

South Africa

9,000

 

9,000

 

Norway

5,000

 

5,000

 

Denmark

4,000

 

4,000

Total circa 61 Million

1. The above table shows only deaths not wounded.
2. Figures are rounded to nearest 1000
3. The table above has been compiled from three main sources:-

(1). Alan Bullock - Hitler and Stalin: Parallel Lives pp987
(2). The Times Atlas of the Second World War pp204,205
(3). Richard Overy - Russia's War pp288
The highest estimate for each country was selected during compilation - in the case of ref.3 the figures for military deaths are given as recent official figures and the civilian deaths are those estimated from a 1996 study by B V Sokolov - although the author points out that an accurate figure is difficult to calculate.
Also: for Australia



*The figures for these countries were very different in the three sources

** The military deaths for Spain, a neutral country during the war, are attributed to volunteers in the Axis (4500) and Allied (7500) armies. According to source 2, above, 10,000 Spaniards died in concentration camps. These figures may be very inaccurate and may be reviewed later.

*** This table does not take into account the 3 million Indians who died due to famine in 1943.

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