Total Manpower of the German Army in 1916/1917?

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Total Manpower of the German Army in 1916/1917?

Postby militaryhistoryvisualized » 25 Jun 2016 21:39

Hi,
I found a kinda weird document in "Das deutsche Heer : 1939 - 1945 ; Gliederung, Einsatz, Stellenbesetzung" by Wolf Keilig. It is a Comparison between the German Army in 1917 with the Army in 1944, furthermore the date is 20th of July 1944. Original title: "VERGLEICH DES FELDHEERES 1917 MIT DEM FELDHEER 1944".

It lists data for both 1917 and 1944 (or 1943), except for one part, the "Gesamtstärke des Feldheeres" (total strength of the Field Army), which is only listed for 15.12.1943 with 2 710 000 men. Anyone has a number for 1917 oder 1916? Or an idea where I can find this number?

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Re: Total Manpower of the German Army in 1916/1917?

Postby Latze » 25 Jun 2016 23:03

The "Sanitätsbericht über das deutschen Heer" (Berlin 1934) gives the following figures:
1916/1917 Sollstärke des Feldheeres: 5 213 229 (durchschnittliche Ist-Stärke 4 989 737)
1917/1918 Sollstärke des Feldheeres: 5 815 356 (durchschnittliche Ist-Stärke 4 028 160)

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Re: Total Manpower of the German Army in 1916/1917?

Postby militaryhistoryvisualized » 26 Jun 2016 08:07

thank you!!! Do you know if there is an online version available, I searched but couldn't find one, only the reference in various catalogues.

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Re: Total Manpower of the German Army in 1916/1917?

Postby Latze » 28 Jun 2016 21:46

No, I don't think that an online version is available. I have git some parts scanned, though. Lot's of numbers, I am sure you will like that. Drop me a PM and I put it in a Dropbox for you.

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Re: Total Manpower of the German Army in 1916/1917?

Postby militaryhistoryvisualized » 27 Jul 2016 16:49

1917/1918 Sollstärke des Feldheeres: 5 815 356 (durchschnittliche Ist-Stärke 4 028 160)

finally got back to this, a typo slipped in - and since others may find this - I add it here: the last Number should be 5 028 160 instead of 4 028 160. (Source: Sanitätsbericht über das deutsche Heer im Weltkriege 1914/1918, 2. Teil, S. 5, Tafel 7 – Die gesamte durchschnittliche Iststärke des Deutschen Heeres nach Monaten und Kriegsjahren)

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Re: Total Manpower of the German Army in 1916/1917?

Postby Attrition » 29 Jul 2016 19:46

http://digi.landesbibliothek.at/viewer/

there might be something here

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Postby militaryhistoryvisualized » 29 Jul 2016 20:16

thank you1


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