After four years and three months of brutal savagery
, the guns finally fell silent on World War One's Western Front at 11 am on 11 November 1918 - the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. By then, it is estimated that nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a direct result of the conflict.
With the world preparing to pause this Sunday to remember the casualties of the war 100 years on from the armistice, the following infographic shows the devastating toll it exacted on the pre-war population of Europe
. Young people growing up between 1914 and 1918 truly were the generation of the damned. France and Germany lost over 4 percent of their pre-war population and by some estimates, the Ottoman Empire could have lost more than 16 percent.