Not Enough Motor Vehicles

On 1 September 1939, when Germany attacked Poland and precipitated the Second World War, her motor vehicle industry was still far behind that of the Allies. There were less than one million four wheeled vehicles of any type in all of Germany — a proportion of 1 to 70 per person vs. the United States which had 1 car for every 10 people.

(Source: Supplying War: Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton by Martin van Creveld)

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Charles McCain

Charles McCain is a Washington DC based freelance journalist and novelist. He is the author of "An Honorable German," a World War Two naval epic. You can read more of his work on his website: http://charlesmccain.com/

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