The Russians lost about 10 million soldiers on the eastern front, of which approx. 4 million died as pow's (almost all Russian pow's died in German captivity). In addition to that about 20 million Russian civilians died.
Germany lost in total 5.5 million dead soldiers and 1.8 million dead civilians. In addition to that about 8 million German soldiers were captured. On the eastern front approx. 3.5-4 million German soldiers died (around 75%). At the end of the war, the Russians held about 3 million German pow's, Americans held about 4 million (of which they transferred 1 million after the war to the Russians), and the british held about 1 million German pow's.
So the biggest losses of the Germans were indeed on the eastern front, but if you also take pow's into account, losses are almost matched.
This site contains a breakdown of all casualties during ww2 per battle:
The German military suffered around 2,800,000 killed. Of these around 2,000,000 died on the Eastern Front, 300,000 died on other fronts, and 500,000 died in captivity. The Soviet Union suffered 14,500,000 killed total. Of these 3,330,000 died in captivity.
I think there were 8,500 casualties
Russia ,Poland, and Germany through Poland was the first invaded in WW2, there were many free Polish units plus Italy Romania Hungary Bulgaria Finland on the German side.
an estimated 251000
At least 16,000 of the original 70,000 American and Phillipinio POWs were casualties in the march.
In WW1 none. In WW2 some of the German units defending France were made up from eastern European conscripts.
At least ~12,000 overall Allied casualties , German casualties were estimated at between 4,000 and 9,000 casualties .
I saw you saying that you ment German casualties. Still, i will give you the answer. There is about 4,000 to 9,000 estimated casualties.
The British had more than 55,000 casualties, and German casualties are estimated at 45,000.
Estimated on 12,000,000
There were approximately 20,000 casualties on both sides on the single day, 6 June
Almost 27 million Russians died on the eastern front.
The May 1940 invasion of France by Germany resulted in 290,000 French casualties and 138,000 German casualties. The German campaign lasted a little over one month. What is surprising about these figures was that normally the defensive army has fewer casualties then the offensive force.Yet, France suffered more wounded and killed soldiers then Germany by a wide margin.
In the invasion of Poland German casualties were about 17,000 troops killed.Polish casualties (military and civilian) were about 66,000 killed.
The Soviet Union was fighting the Eastern Front on D-Day. Many German troops were occupied in this area.
The German invasion of Norway in 1940 cost the invaders close to 5,300 casualties. This was more than the British, French and Norwegian forces who suffered just under 5,000 casualties.