Interesting how the DAK developed

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Interesting how the DAK developed

Post by Volklin » 31 Mar 2005 21:48

It's fascinating how for "helping front" Rommel was given some hardscrabble scant few divisions in the beginning to his ingenuity, and toward the end in 1943 the DAK was a small army anyone else like this growth?

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Post by JonS » 01 Apr 2005 00:20

the Germans never missed a chance to reinforce failure.

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Re: Interesting how the DAK developed

Post by Michael Emrys » 01 Apr 2005 03:13

Volklin wrote:It's fascinating how for "helping front" Rommel was given some hardscrabble scant few divisions in the beginning to his ingenuity, and toward the end in 1943 the DAK was a small army anyone else like this growth?
Actually, two Panzer divisions was a strong force for a theater of that size. If the Germans had had more motorized divisions to spare, they might have substituted a couple of those for one of the Panzers. If that had been the case, Rommel might have been more persuaded to stick closer to his orders.

Then again, perhaps not...

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Post by Volklin » 01 Apr 2005 03:59

Yeah i know, the British 8th Army also grew in size anyway.

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Post by Michael Emrys » 02 Apr 2005 05:04

I have read in one or two places that the 8th. Army was actually larger during Crusader than during the Alamein battles (at least in numbers of personnel). Can anyone confirm or contradict that?

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