- Jan 2015
- Front Lines of the Pig War
A lot of Germans and Russians died on the Eastern Front. The different casualty figures are quite sobering, but since the Germans were engaged in a “war of extermination” on the Eastern Front, it was qualitatively different from the war on the Western Front. The German war effort on the Eastern Front caused the Russians to respond with a war of extermination of its own - meaning lost of people died on both sides, but I’m thinking the Germans were even more brutal than the Russians - probably a close call.
In fact, the Germans suffered MORE casualties vs Western Allies than Soviets.
There were about 6.8 million casualties vs Soviets, and 8.567 million vs Western allies.