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Ideologies of War, Genocide & Terror

German Casualties of the First World War

Source: Whalen, Robert (1984). Bitter Wounds: German Victims of the Great War: 1914-1939. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Dead 2,037,000
Wounded 4,300,000
Missing or Prisoner 974,977
TOTAL 7,311,977

 

According to the official Army Medical Report, the estimated
numbers of cases treated by doctors during the war were:

  Wounded Diseased Total
1914/15 1,579,023 4,513,215 6,092,238
1915/16 1,398,281 5,706,370 7,104,651
1916/17 1,303,322 5,491,044 6,794,366
1917/18 1,406,311 5,787,674 7,193,985
1914-1918 5,686,937 21,498,303 27,185,240

533,000 widows and 1,192,000 orphans.