May 24 2015
Our production of Cold Sweat begins during the Vietnam War, which, for American forces, was unlike any other experienced up until that time. PBS takes a look at the number of American casualties since the Civil War.
Nearly 500,000 military personnel died during the U.S. Civil War. That’s almost half of all Americans who have ever died during wartime, and more than a hundred times more than died during the American Revolution. This Memorial day, we decided to take a close look at the number of American servicemembers who lost their lives during wartime in an effort to put their sacrifices into a broader perspective.
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