Which were the main Allied advantages on the Western front?

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Re: Which were the main Allied advantages on the Western front?

Postby Carl Schwamberger » 06 Aug 2017 04:33

JonS2 wrote:Yes, the Westerm Allies devoted proportionately more men to CS and CSS (and HSS) roles than other militaries did. Many significant advantages accrued to them from this. This is not a new insight.


There is a distortion in this as the Germans used civilian labor for many tasks the US or Commonwealth armies used uniformed labor. ie: the Todt Organization performed many of the tasks the US Army engineer battalions worked at. While there is still a difference it is not as wide as usually counted when conscripted or forced labor in the combat zone is counted.

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Re: Which were the main Allied advantages on the Western front?

Postby JonS2 » 13 Aug 2017 00:56

Carl
a very good point, but even given that I still understand that the Western Allied divisions, corps, and armies had proportionately a lot more CS, CSS, HSS support to draw on, compared to the Italians, Germans, or Russians.


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