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Was iwa gima this the worst battle yet?

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January 29, 2009 4:46AM

Not by a long shot. The casualties on each side of the battle of Iwo Jima were only around 25,000 each. The worst battle in history is debatably the battle of the Somme, where 20,000 British soldiers died on the very first day of battle. Between July and November of 1916, approximately 1 million soldiers total died at the Somme.