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Armed Forces And Civilians (Casualties)

Volume 414: debated on Monday 22 October 1945

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asked the Prime Minister if he will give the estimated Ger- man casualties in killed, wounded and missing for the Armed Forces and the civilian population, respectively.

Casualties to the German Armed Forces are estimated at about 3,000,000 killed and 3,400,000 "permanently wounded." No estimate is available of the number missing. According to German sources of information, about 250,000 German civilians were killed or missing in air raids between October, 1940, and the end of January, 1945. A further 100,000 are believed to have been killed between 1st February and 8th May, 1945.The number of German civilians injured in air raids between October, 1940, and the end of January, 1945, is tentatively estimated at about 430,000.