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How many British soldiers were enrolled at the start of World War 2 and what was their army size throughout the war?
Answer 30000 and through the war 30000
The figure usually given for Britain (for the army) is just over 4 million. According to Wikipedia: "At the start of the Second World War the British Army Strength s…tood at 897,000 men including reserves. By the end of 1939 the strength of the British Army stood at 1.1 million men, and further increased to 1.65 million men during June 1940.   By the end of the war and the final demobilisations in 1946, over 3.5 million men had been enlisted in the British Army." In addition, you had the Local Defense Voulenteers, later known as the Home Guard. The numbers I've been able to find suggests 1.5 milion volunteers for the defense of the British Isles. Another point is that there were Empire and Commonwealth armies fighting with the British chaps. "The Indian Army proved a very useful adjunct to British forces wherever it served. Recruitment was entirely voluntary; about 1.3 million men served in the First World War, many on the Western Front, and 2.5 million in the Second." It's hard to find exact numbers for the Commonwealth, Canada, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand, however, according to Wikipedia: "Over 2.5 million men, which included Canada sending 418,000 men overseas, Australia sent 322,000,South Africa sent 230,000, New Zealand 124,000, and other volunteers from the Crown Colonies." It's important to note that the article doesn't specify how many of these men faught in WW2, and not in WW1. ANZAC, Canadian and South African troups did fight in Europe. But the main focus of at least ANZAC would probably have been the far East.
Answer Total Military casualties (KIA) (all services) were about 326,000. They also suffered about 62,000 civilian deaths.
Bernard L. Montgomery
Politically it's Churchill. Militarily I suppose Montgomery is the main one. Slim gets a lot of recognition for the war in Burma against the Japanese, given poor rescour…ces. Alan Brooke was Chief of the General Staff for many years. I don't think the British had one supreme commander at any given time in any place really.
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The old 1907 pattern tunic was phasing out as practicality and ease of movement became the better option in the transformation of the British army. By the 1930's, tanks and ar…moured vehicles were a main unit in the field of battle. Uniform such as the 1937 pattern battledress reflected this change to mechanized warfare. It was cheaper to make and much more flexible than earlier tunics. It consisted of knaki material with a turn-down collar. two pockets on either breast and cutted off with a belt at the waist.
After taking heavy casualities during the first world war, Britain was still a main contributer to the war effort with well over 3million troops spread around the globe.
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combined : over 30,000 brave men
In World War 2
They did'nt do it alone. On the Eastern front, the Soviets killed 80% of the Germans. But to answer your question, they landed on the Normandy coastline on Sword and Gold beac…h.
The British army join world war 2 by their expirence.
They were soundly beaten by he German Army.