A Bloody Conflict . Section: 3. Combat in World War I. By 1917 World War I had claimed millions of European lives. Americans believed that their troops could bring the war to a quick end. No Man’s Land- The land located between the opposing trenches. Going over the top-
Military dead:5,525,000Military wounded:12,831,500Military missing:4,121,000Total:22,477,500 KIA, WIA or MIA .
The Central Powers
Military dead:4,386,000Military wounded:8,388,000Military missing:3,629,000Total:16,403,000 KIA, WIA or MIA .