Disability
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Disability

In 1934, the Medical Report of the German Army estimated the number of German soldiers who had died of wounds, accident, suicide, or disease between August 2, 1914, and July 31, 1918, at 1,202,042. This number, which rose considerably in the period between the cessation of military casualty reports in July 1918 and the end of the war, must be viewed alongside the 702,778 dismissed from the armed forces in the same period as being unfit for service (503,713 with medical support, 199,065 without…

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Eckart, Wolfgang U., “Disability”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 23 May 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0161>
First published online: 2015



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