What was German army manpower in WWII?...

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L. Kafka
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What was German army manpower in WWII?...

Post by L. Kafka » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:22 pm

How many men did Germany field on the ground during WWII? I'm thinking it was around 2M. Not air or naval forces here, just land forces.
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Post by Alex Coles » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:09 am

At Normandy in 1944 they were able to field ~1,000,000 and if I recall correctly that was about 20% of their overall manpower in that sector so i'd take a guess at ~5,000,000?

I'll need to research around a bit before coming to a more accurate conclusion though.
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