tirsdag 11. desember 2012

WW2 comparison between USA and Norway

WW2 was clearly the most brutal war the world had ever seen. Millions of people died, millions of people were hurt. But in this blogpost I will focus on the comparison between Norway and USA. How many died in USA during the WW2? How many were hurt? How many died in Norway? How many were hurt?

I will start with USA. How many died and how many americans were hurt during the WW2? Most sources say that the American casualties were the following: 406,000 killed (including 6,000 merchant marine civilians;) 600,000 Wounded; 5,600 American civilians where killed in this war, mostly of them Merchant Marine Sailors that died in convoy wars, and ammo accidents. It is impossible to give true stats on this, because many soldiers were unaccounted for (too badly wounded and not even a dog tag could be retrieved) and, of course, there is no way one possibly could know how many innocent civilians were lost…

Then we'll move on to Norway.  11 500 lost their lives here, which is about 0.38 percent of the total population at that time.

The Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is a Christmas tree donated to the people of London by the city of Oslo each year since 1947. The tree is prominently displayed in Trafalgar Square during the Christmas season 12 days before Christmas. Why do the norwegians donate a tree? It is their way to say thanks.

So this was a little comparison between Norway and USA, and the tree.

1 kommentar:

  1. In the United States, we also pay tribute to the many lives that were lost in WWII. We have a WWII memorial in Washington DC dedicated to the people who lost their lives. This memorial stays up all year round, instead of once a year.