The Staggering Human Toll of WWII

While the vast majority of us use guns for defense, fun, and hunting; I believe it necessary to ensure that we never forget the toll by which our freedom comes. Neil Halloran, an animator has come up with an utterly mesmerizing (and sobering) graphic representation of the casualties of WWII. While many did not come from the result of a firearm, many did (and many more are alive today because there were used for good).


The Fallen of World War II from Neil Halloran on Vimeo.

Nathan S

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.


  • Vitor Roma

    Russians will be like “oh rly?”

    • Guest

      =/ “not rly”

    • Poles were like “I can into freedom?” and Russians were like “haha no raep and Katyn” and Poles were like “Kurwa!”

      • Martin Grønsdal

        Poles, despite being under total German control, were the fourth most important ally. Don’t forget that.

        • Let’s not pretend that the Poles won anything except chains in WW2.

          • Martin Grønsdal

            That is true. That is why they deserve a lot respect, don’t they?

          • nirvana

            As soon as they give back all of the stolen land they were given in the Treaty of Versailles

        • Chuck in IL

          The Poles have always been an ally of freedom and the US, and they were left out to twist in the wind after WWII by Roosevelt and Churchill.

        • MPWS

          They were nudged into clash with Germany and then tossed overboard. Then later, most notably at Monte Casino and in Battle of Britain, used at cannon-fodder. It thought them a lesson – to be realistic in their future.

          • nirvana

            Polish Bolsheviks killed 58000 ethnic Germans in 1939 in Danzig corridor.

          • Martin Grønsdal

            what do you really mean?

    • Bal256

      Give it a rest. Everytime someone not russian wants to honor their fallen wwii soldiers someone has to make it a contest. As if the American GI who died on the shores of Normandy is any less dead than the Soviet conscript who died trying to retake Stalingrad.

  • John Yossarian

    “I believe it necessary to ensure that we never forget the toll by which our GOVERNMENTS come” (fixed it for you)

  • Phillip Cooper

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention

  • Christopher Armour

    Fantastic video.

  • Vitsaus

    We’re about due for another one of these.

    • MPWS

      It has been already under way – by “different means” e.g. politically (antagonism) and economically (sanctions). Read Lao-Tzu, he explains how. BTW this author is also one of requisite readings at prominent U.S. military academy. Although, I am not sure if it is realistic to fit a Western mind into an Asian. Probably not.

  • Tommy

    Sad to say that this is coming again, due to the Islam belief,and the New World Order belief which does not include the Islam belief. Get ready folks.

    • nirvana


  • nirvana

    White Christian males vs White Christian males- oy vey- will it never end?

  • nirvana

    #ews. so much for free speech- huh, guys?

    • UCSPanther

      Go back to your “Dailyslave” propaganda site, Fritz.

      You National Socialist types have no foot to stand on when it comes to freedom of speech. Remember the Gestapo?

  • UCSPanther

    The cost of Socialism, be it “National Socialism” or “Red Communism”.

    Evil vs evil…

    • John Yossarian

      Not just Socialism – GOVERNMENT.

      Need proof? Neither Imperial Japan nor were Winston Churchill avowedly socialist – Not in the slightest. They excoriated socialism out of one mouth, and even killed its proponents (Japan).

      But they would behave as socialists when they needed to, as a form of manipulating the masses, who are always more powerful than the rulers. We only believe that they enslave us – While we love our chains.

      Of course, they’ll say anything. Get us to blame each other or even to blame them, as it is convenient. Government is lies. How do you know a politician is lying? His mouth is moving.

      Whatever they call themselves, politicians are only one thing: Tyrants. Government is Authoritian. According to George Washington and to Barack Obama, Goverment is a monopoly on the use of violence.

      According to James Madison, who is most credited with writing our Constitution, Government is evil: Violence is the ultimate evil and Government is the embodiment of ultimate evil.

      How do we defeat it? Stop feeding it. Walk away. Reduce and ultimately eliminate your taxable income (or its visibility). Reduce your footprint to Government interference. Deal with people directly and assertively.

      And eliminate your remaining need for Government by developing your own self-defense skills, social networks and reliance upon your own productivity. We won’t win today, but one day we will. Humanity has evolved before, and we will evolve again!

  • Sean Perry

    Facts and numbers highly misrepresented.