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On 4 june 1940, the evacuation of allied forces from dunkirk ended as german forces captured the beach port the nine-day evacuation, the largest of its kind in history and an unexpected success, world war ii: the evacuation of allied forces from dunkirk ends as german forces capture the beach port | south african history online. The brandenburg regiment, part of germany's nazi special forces, was created by captain theodor von hippel hippel was a military man, who had served in east africa during world war i. World war ii was the most destructive enterprise in human history it is sobering to consider that more resources, mate- rial, and human lives (approximately 50 million dead) were expended on the war than on any other human activity.
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World war ii - forces and resources of the european combatants, 1939: in september 1939 the allies, namely great britain, france, and poland, were together superior in industrial resources, population, and military manpower, but the german army, or wehrmacht, because of its armament, training, doctrine, discipline, and fighting spirit, was the most efficient and effective fighting force for. Non-germans in the german armed forces during world war ii were volunteers, conscripts and those otherwise induced to join who served in nazi germany 's armed forces during world war ii.
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