During World War One, 10% of all casualties were civilians.
During World War Two, the number of civilian deaths rose to 50%.
During the Vietnam War, 70% of all casualties were civilians.
In the war in Iraq, civilians account for up to 90% of all deaths.
I’m on episode 2, and Mr. Crawly and Isobel have both referred to their involvement in a war. I’ve looked up a brief history of the wars in British history, but there are too many within the last quarter of the century before the show’s date (1912) for me to know which one they’re talking about. Does anyone know?
They’re talking about The Second Boer War.