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Apr13-10, 08:44 PM
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Quote Quote by mgb_phys View Post
Probably harder than you think, the only way to get that much troops and equipment is by sea, and the few troop transport ships available and the limited escorts in 1940 would be an easy U-boat target.
There is then the question of how many 100,000 men lost at sea before even reaching the battle field the US public would stand. This may have even been part of the plan - to force a pre-emptive and aborted US involvement.
I was actually thinking about only a naval support role, not a ground force.