Is there any British author in that whole group, by the way? TDI team is American, the 88th ID book too. Checking vol. 3 of Military Effectiveness (the one on World War 2), it's all US writers again, except for Jürgen Forster chapter on Germans.TheMarcksPlan wrote: ↑05 Jan 2021 08:54That is admittedly not a comprehensive listing of all historians to have considered whether American or British forces had greater combat effectiveness. Nonetheless, we have the 21 authors in the Military Effectiveness compendium, three dudes from TDI, and 2 from the 88th Infantry book. I consider it at least a representative sample in support of my statement that most analysts consider the Americans to have had higher combat effectiveness than Brits by '44 or so.
Do you have any analysts of military effectiveness representing the opposite view?
So there might be a biais there... Conclusions on US vs. British/Canadians would probably be different should contributors be Terry Copp, David French or John Buckley.
(Similarly, you will find French authors claiming that military effectiveness or whatever of the French army in 1940 was better than German's. What is it worth?)