Thousands of feet march to the beat, it's an army on the marchWhat's the price of a mile?
Long way from home, paying the price with young men's life
Thousands of feet march to the beat, it's an army in despair
Knee deep in mud, stuck in a trench with no way out
-The Price of a Mile, Sabaton
On June 18th, 1815, the price of a Belgian mile was 48,000 men.
In July 1863, the price of a Pennsylvanian mile was 35,087 men.
On July 1, 1916, the price of a French mile was 65,470 men.
In 1941, the price of a Soviet mile was 5,622 men.
On June 6th, 1944, the price of a mile at Omaha Beach was 4,200 men.
In March and April 2003, the price of an Iraqi mile was 151 people.
It's always far too much.