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4 years, 3 months ago
In an Italian mini-series,
Campi di Battaglia, in an episode about tanks, they claim that the Polish army ranked fifth worldwide just before the German invasion in 1939.
I think the claim refers to the number of soldiers, not weaponry.
Is this true?
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Dec 19, 2018 at 10:17
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Regarding the episode is about tanks then yes. Poland was fifth army in the world.
USSR 6000 tanks (number reported in various reports) (at the end of 1939, so after invasion on Poland, it was reported USSR have 11k light tanks)
Great Britain 1150
It was fifth regarding tanks and planes but as you can see from above link the gap is quite large.
The number for Polish number of soldiers is AFTER mobilisation. Which is quite smaller than expected (around 1,35 million) due to lack of weaponry to equip soldiers. While at the same time Germany number is actual people serving in the army.
Dec 19, 2018 at 16:22
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