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Troop Strength
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Troop Strength

The initial numbers of soldiers mobilized for immediate wartime service. The peacetime strength of the individual armies before 1914 provided the foundation for troop strength in the war. A cadre of commanders for reserve units and an attachment of reservists for these troop units were included in their mobilization plans. This would make it possible to raise units to wartime strength once the mobilization was begun. The troop strengths planned in the event of war, and the troop strengths actually achieved in summer 1914 reflect both sides’ initial impression that the wa…

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Thoss, Bruno, “Troop Strength”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 16 October 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0595>
First published online: 2015



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