Every Sat & Sun morning at breakfast (5:50 am/family asleep) I look through an amazing book on firearms....."GUNS" by David Miller.
Brilliant photos of over 2000 handguns, rifles, machineguns and curiosities.
A hardcover "coffee table type' I highly recommend.
Anyway, I'm looking through the section on the history of machineguns and came upon a reference to a battle (WW1 if I remember) in France in which 60,000 allies were killed IN ONE DAY!!!
An amazing figure brought about by the near flawless performance of this particular machinegun.... a Maxim if I remember.
I could'nt find the reference this morning but it made me wonder what the one day stats are for the bloodiest battles.
Any suggestions on a site that provides such info?
It also made clear how much more willing to persevere and fight to win, regardless of the losses, we once were as a nation as opposed the the whining and hand wringing we've seen since Nam and now Iraq where deaths don't come close to 60,000......in years of fighting!