Infographic Video Smashes Home the Shocking Losses of World War Two

One of the best history visualisations I’ve ever seen: The Fallen of World War Two. This 15 minute video by Neil Halloran tells the story of the horrendous losses in history’s bloodiest war. The video is split into three parts – the military deaths, civilian deaths (including the Holocaust) and finally providing a perspective of World War Two in how it compares to other wars in history.

The incredible sacrifice of the Soviet Union becomes apparent about 6 minutes into the video. Compared to all other nations, their death toll graph just keeps growing… and growing – almost as if the video is stuck on a loop. Its quite amazing how much data is fitted into 15 minutes while beautifully narrated and animated. A touching tribute for the 70th anniversary of the end of the war. You may also be interested in our comparison of Holocaust deaths by country.

James Carson graduated from the University of York with a degree in English and History and have a keen interested in both World Wars and popular science - particularly space.