What was the largest problem faced by US troops and dependents in heavy military-based areas?
I believe, due to my own similar experience, that the most common probelem would have been finding suitable housing for the family. Any time that you have a large buildup of soldiers in a area, land lords would immediately start raising rent. Patriotism is one thing to Americans, but American landlords are after the buck. Only higher ranking officers could afford decent housing and lower ranking soldiers and their families would have to pay a months pay for a dump. And the landlords know every ranks payscale.
The defeat and evacuation of over 100,000 Allied troops was the largest evacuation in modern warfare. It marked the end of France's independence and was an embarrassing loss. Historians have surmised that the problem of the Dunkirk defeat could have been much worse if the German airforce had more rigorously bombed the fleeing Allied troops.
No, while Operation Overlord (the Allied landings at Normandy) is the largest amphibious invasion in history with over 156,000 invading troops taking part in the landing, Operation Barbarossa (the German invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941) is the largest overall invasion in history, involving 4,500,000 troops and nearly resulting in the captures of Moscow and Leningrad.
In world war 2 who commanded 1.3 million troops- the largest American force ever united under one war?
US General Winfield Scott prepared four options that in his view could solve the problem of session. Scott clearly wanted to avoid a civil war, and his advice to both Lincoln and Buchanan can be summarized as follows: 1. Abandon former party designations for a new one called the Union Party and to adopt peaceful proposals and continued dialog between the North and the South. He believed this would help avert a Southern session; 2…
On D-Day, the Allies landed around 156,000 troops in Normandy. The American forces landed numbered 73,000: 23,250 on Utah Beach, 34,250 on Omaha Beach, and 15,500 airborne troops. In the British and Canadian sector, 83,115 troops were landed (61,715 of them British): 24,970 on Gold Beach, 21,400 on Juno Beach, 28,845 on Sword Beach, and 7900 airborne troops. See Related Links below.
After taking over for the wounded General Joseph Johnston in 1862, General Robert E. Lee amassed the largest army he would ever command. The 85,000 troops set to defend Richmond was that army. As an aside General McClellan falsely believed that the Confederates had 200,000 troops defending Richmond.
McClellan was better at building an army(training,drilling etc.) than he was at field command(actually using the army in battle). He was often overestimating the numbers of Confederate troops opposing him and he regularly called for more troops to be sent to him when he already had superior numbers.
What was the outcome of Babur leading the troops to victories over an army led by the sultan of Delhi and the Rajput army?
General in Chief George B. McClellan directed the largest amphibious operation of its kind in January of 1862. Under the command of General Ambrose Burnside, 13,000 troops left Annapolis, Maryland and connected with a US naval fleet of 20 gunboats under the command of Louis Goldsborough. In early February, Burnside's troops were shielded by the navy gunboats and captured Roanoke Island off the North Carolina coast. Burnside's troops were then able to capture New Bern…
Armies gain victories in a number of ways: position, maneuver, and firepower among them. Current doctrine holds that one must bring overwhelming force to bear on the enemy at it weakest point. If there are not sufficient troops to succeed, one is wasting the effort, and possibly the lives of the troops.
Yes, but that's not been a problem up to now; the US hasn't been invaded by anybody since Mexican bandits attacked in the very early 1900s. The only time that the USA has been attacked has been Pearl Harbor, in which the Japanese bombed, but nobody invaded with ground troops. There had apparently been tentative plans for Japan to invade Oregon, to distract the US Navy - but Yamamoto vetoed that, saying that if Japanese…