I seem to recall one author suggest that all the British civilian losses in WW2 were equivalent to a similar period of car accidents. Ive no way to verify that I might add.
Soviet battle losses in Afganistan during stay phase was only somewhat twice more per year that suicide losses on RF Army in "bad years". Some numbers suggests eve lesser gap.
Is that inclusive of illness? I seem to recall there was a number of epidemics on Soviet bases in Afghanistan in that period, and I read somewhere there were some casualties from it.
Yeah, I quite believe it, the losses were not THAT bad, particularly compared to what the US lost in Vietnam. I think it was more the economic cost of sustaining an operation that promised success year on year and didnt deliver. Which also did for the Americans in the end too.
Edited by Stuart Galbraith, 22 April 2017 - 0744 AM.