Incredible Documentary About The Human Cost Of WWII – The Numbers Are Staggering

 Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, the largest American WW2 Cemetery in Europe. <a href=>Photo Credit</a>
Lorraine American Cemetery and Memorial, the largest American WW2 Cemetery in Europe. Photo Credit

This thought provoking visualization will show you what the human cost was during World War Two.

The documentary covers not just the military deaths but also the civilian deaths of those who were bombed, starved or killed during the Holocaust.

Some staggering insights from the documentary:

  • Do you think France surrendered in 1940 without a fight? They lost 92,000 men during those six weeks of fighting. As if that wasn’t enough, in the rest of the war, they lost another 108,000 men.
  • Germany’s victories in the first months of the war were less costly than anticipated, though on a human scale the losses were still huge.
  • The Soviet union’s losses were staggering, mind blowing, difficult to count and almost impossible to imagine.

The Fallen of World War II is an interactive documentary that analyzes the human cost of WWII and the drop in battle deaths in the years since the war ended.

The 15-minute data visualization uses cinematic storytelling techniques to provide viewers with a fresh and dramatic viewpoint of a crucial moment in history.

The Fallen of World War II from Neil Halloran, music by Andy Dollerson, an animated data-driven documentary about war and peace.

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Joris Nieuwint

Joris Nieuwint is a battlefield guide for the Operation Market Garden area. His primary focus is on the Allied operations from September 17th, 1944 onwards. Having lived in the Market Garden area for 25 years, he has been studying the events for nearly as long. He has a deep understanding of the history and a passion for sharing the stories of the men who are no longer with us.