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Rip the Air Raid Dog helps find victims following a bombing in eastern London, 1941

A lot of people underestimate the number of British civilians killed in World War II.

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A lot of people underestimate the number of British civilians killed in World War II. If memory serves, the number is about the same as American soldiers killed in the Vietnam War.

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons/Imperial War Museums

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com.

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