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Front Lines
Non-combatants accounted for the bulk of Second World War deaths

Non-combatants accounted for the
bulk of Second World War deaths

Story by Stephen J. Thorne

The first casualty of war may be the truth, but the last and just as certain is the non-combatant.

As many as 85 million people were killed during the Second World War but fewer than 30 per cent were military. More of the dead were victims of war crimes than legitimate battle.


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The last of the U-boats is scuttled

Story by Sharon Adams

On Feb. 12, 1946, U-3514 was sunk off the coast of Northern Ireland in Operation Deadlight, meant to ensure elimination of the German submarine fleet after the war.

The sub was sunk at 10:04 a.m. by ship guns and depth charges, the last of 116 scuttled by the Royal Navy.

In anticipation of the end of the war in early May 1945, German U-boat captains began scuttling their own boats, preventing an estimated 200 from falling into the hands of the Allies. On May 4, the German Navy ordered all U-boats to go to ports in Norway. On May 8, there were 156 still afloat.


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This week in history
This week in history

February 13, 1969

The Front de libération du Québec bombs the Montreal Stock Exchange, injuring 27.


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