Participarea românilor din fostul judeţ Alba Inferioară la Primul Război Mondial (1914-1918) / Romanians from the former county of Alba Inferioară that participated in the First World War (1914-1918)
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|Excerpt||The First World War also marked the lives of the Romanian inhabitants and the communities in which they lived that were part of the former-county Alba Inferioară. In the actions imposed by the war were involved 28,688 persons from the 178 localities reviewed.
Between 1914 and 1918 from the localities of the county were concentrated 28,498 Romanian inhabitants. Among those called to arms, 26,500 were employed in the active part, as soldiers on the frontline, and 1,998 in the sedentary part for auxiliary activities or mobilized on the spot. 158 other Romanian inhabitants were detained to be incarcerated or imprisoned in camp most likely because of their involvement in the national fight and 32 of them chose the path of refuge.
During the war, among the Romanians mobilized, 2,368 died on the front, 654 died in detention, in exile, due to the diseases they caught or from the injuries and 1,863 went missing. At the end of the war the number of survivors was 23,803. 20,228 of them returned home fully healthy, 2,177 ill or injured which afterwards would make a full recovery and 1.398 of them disabled. 2,621 medals were received. Those that were dead or had disappeared left behind 2,150 widows and 4,926 orphans.
The communities of the county had their own contribution in sustaining the war. The donation and volunt ary contributions made by the inhabitants of those communities reached a total value of 971,700 lei during the entire war. At the same time, they suffered damages that reached a total value of 1,648,800 lei.
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