United States Lend-Lease vs. boots on the ground

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  1. gjs238

    gjs238 Well-Known Member

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    Did the quantity of material the US lent and sold to other nations affect the number of soldiers it was able to field?
     
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    tomo pauk Creator of Interesting Threads

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    My guess is that USA was much more able to quickly produce and ship equipment overseas than it was capable to have hundreds of divisions filled with trained med. US Army was rather small in late '30s, when compared with main European armies, unlike their producion capacities.
     
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    In 1941, it did detract from the equipping of the US Army. But in the scheme of things it was inconsequential. It wasnt until the USN had enough shipping to send them oversea's that any major equipment shortages were worthy of attention. And by that time, the industrial mobilization was in full swing.
     
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