A. the sudden drop in the civilian population due to air raids and countrywide bombing
B. the deaths of many young children during the battle of great britian in the world war II
C. the deaths of young soliders who might have become skilled professionals had they survived
D. the men and women who came of age immediately following the end of world war I
Answer C: The term "Lost Generation" in British history was coined to refer to the demise of young soldiers who may have been skilled professionals had they survived WWI. It was a famous phrase because the soldiers who died were of the upper-class. As such, their deaths were considered disproportionate since they robbed the nation of its future elite.
The deaths of young soldiers who might have become skilled professionals had they survived. The best statement to use is "lost generation" because WWI took the toll of forty million lives. It Britain, the casualties of young soldiers, meant the collapse of the country's future elite. The word "lost" means not only death but also confusion and aimlessness feelings to those who managed to survive and return home.
C. the deaths of young soldiers who might have become skilled professionals had they survived best describes what came to be known as the "Lost Generation" in British history. WWI claimed forty million lives, most of them being youth. Besides, survivors who managed to return home were filled with confusion and anxieties, which describes also being "Lost."