WWII Quiz - Page 100




 
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August 19th, 2006  
perseus
 
 
According to

http://www.historyshots.com/usarmy/backstory.cfm

"At it's peak in March 1945, the U.S. Army had 8,200,000 personnel"

But a more precise figure is given in the accompaying table

8,157,386 on 31 Mar 1945
August 19th, 2006  
Team Infidel
 
 
Close enough. The exact number I got from the Army Management and Staff college was 8,266,373 at the hightest point..

Your turn Perseus
August 20th, 2006  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Team Infidel
At it's hightest troop strength in 1945, what was the population of the United States Army in terms of number of soldiers? You need to be within 1000 soldiers to be correct.
Hmmm the info I have says the highest troop strength was 31 Mar 1945 and that was:
Strength U.S. Army - 8,157,386
Strength Army Ground Forces - 2,753,517
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August 20th, 2006  
Team Infidel
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by MontyB
Hmmm the info I have says the highest troop strength was 31 Mar 1945 and that was:
Strength U.S. Army - 8,157,386
Strength Army Ground Forces - 2,753,517
I got my info from the historians here on post.
August 20th, 2006  
MontyB
 
 
Yep not arguing with you at all, for some reason the post should have come through much earlier so I am guessing internet lag.

August 20th, 2006  
Team Infidel
 
 
Ok, cool.. Who's next? Perseus?
August 20th, 2006  
perseus
 
 
In Germany during the middle part of the war, there was a mass protest at the incarceration and proposed ‘deportation’ of a certain class of Jewish detainee despite attempts by the propaganda ministry and SS to silence the protesters.
Who were they and what was special about them?
Who protested?
What was the outcome?
August 20th, 2006  
Dean
 
 
Damn, Perseus, that is a good one. I will be doing some research on this one, but right now, I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about!!!!
August 20th, 2006  
MontyB
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by perseus
In Germany during the middle part of the war, there was a mass protest at the incarceration and proposed ‘deportation’ of a certain class of Jewish detainee despite attempts by the propaganda ministry and SS to silence the protesters.
Who were they and what was special about them?
Who protested?
What was the outcome?
This answer is a cut and paste from http://fcit.usf.edu/holocaust/timeline/rosenstr.htm

Sorry about this but I had the website bookmarked for a future question.


This would be the Rosenstrasse Protest?

Rosenstrasse represents the little-attended-to story of the German women who rescued their husbands from deportation and death in early 1943. Swept up from their forced labor jobs in what was meant to be the Final Roundup in the national capital, 1700-2000 Jews, mostly men married to non-Jewish women, were separated from the 6000 other victims of the Gestapo and SS and herded into Rosenstrass e 2-4, a welfare office for the Jewish community in central Berlin. Because these Jews had German relatives, many of them highly connected, Adolf Eichmann hoped that segregating them from the others would convince family members that their loved ones were being sent to labor camps rather than to more ominous destinations in occupied Poland. Normally, those arrested remained in custody for two days before being loaded onto trains for the East. Before that could happen in this case, however, wives and other relatives got wind of what was happening and appeared at the Rosenstrasse address, first in ones and twos, and then in ever-growing numbers. Perhaps as many as six thousand participated in the protest, although not all at the same time. Women demanded back their husbands, day after day, for a week. Unarmed, unorganized, and leaderless, they faced down the most brutal forces at the disposal of the Third Reich. Goebbels, Gauleiter of Berlin and anxious to have it racially cleansed, was also in charge of the nation's public morale. On both counts he was worried about the possible repercussions of the women's actions. Rather than inviting more open dissent by shooting the women down in the streets and fearful of jeopardizing the secrecy of the Final Solution, Goebbels with Hitler's concurrence released the Rosenstrasse prisoners and also ordered the return of twenty-five of them already sent to Auschwitz. To both men, the decision was a mere postponement of the inevitable. But they were mistaken. Almost all of those released survived the war.



PS if I am correct can I hand the next question over to someone else as I wont be around much for a little while.
August 20th, 2006  
perseus
 
 
Yes Monty you are correct, well done for finding this!

Perhaps this serves as a reminder that even in the most brutal regimes public opinion counts and protesting can achieve results (sometimes).

The forum is open for questions