According to Veterans Affairs Canada, as of early 2014, 88,400 Canadian veterans of WWII were still alive, although most are over the age of 90. The Calgary Sun reported that figure at 91,400 a year earlier, in March 2013. In fact, reports suggest that at least 50 die every day.
Over one million Canadians served in WWII, a figure that represents over ten percent of the country's population at the time.
John Babcock, a Canadian veteran of WWI, lived to the age of 109. He held the honor of being the last surviving veteran of that war before passing away in 2009.Learn More
The National World War II museum estimates between 6 to 8 million total military and civilian German casualties in the second World War. Estimates of World War II casualties vary based on which casualties are included, what sources are used and how the figures are calculated.Full Answer >
Approximately 45,000 Canadian soldiers and military members died during World War II, according to Veterans Affairs Canada. Over 14 million Allied soldiers and military died during World War II, and over 20 million total soldiers and military died during the war.Full Answer >
Germany was divided into four zones after World War II. Each zone was governed by one of the four major powers at the time, including the United States, Great Britain, Soviet Union and France.Full Answer >
The number of Russians who died in World War II is undetermined, but estimates range from 20 million to 26 million. Even the low end of the range represents more deaths than the combined numbers suffered by Germany and Japan.Full Answer >