I agree to cicerone imposter. Vietnam veterans also suffered psychological after effects and thousands of children were left orphans.
Just to put things into context regarding the Great War, to illustrate how terrible it was.
A quote from a documentary I watched the other night made my ears prick up.
More British soldiers died on the first day of the Battle of the Somme than the total number of military deaths during the entire Vietnam war.
The word fodder springs to mind.