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02 December 2015

Crimean War

Working on some notes on the Crimean War for my history of Russia course.  Estimates of casualties in the war are from precise and vary quite a bit.
Statisticsof Wars, Oppressions and Atrocities of the Nineteenth Century(the1800s) is an excellent site that summarizes the different statistical sources:
As an approximation, dead from both military and and non-battlefield causes might be:

  • UK a bit over 20,000
  • France close to 100,000
  • Turkey maybe 45,000
  • Russia, 100,000+

 Also, some authors have put the total death toll in the conflict at over one million.

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