4K Casualties in Iraq & Afgan

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  1. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/news/display.var.2075353.0.Casualty_toll_of_troops_in_Iraq_and_Afghan_wars_tops_4000.php

    Slightly misleading headline as 2800 are non battlefield casualties but still big figures.
     
  2. Sickness as opposed to battlefield injuries has always been the main remover of troops from the battlefield.
    I understand that 'Trenchfoot' was the main culprit back in the Falklands.
    john
     
  3. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
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    I agree John.
    My father in law, a Chindit, told me how malaria got more of them in the jungle than the Japs, so nothing changes.
     
  4. My father, Gunner, Burma 43-45, eventually passed away in his late 70's. His kidneys where ate away by Malaria contracted in Burma in 44, Kawba Valley.
    john