I don't know if this question has been asked before but here goes: Which army, allied or Axis do the members of the Forum think was the best during the war years?(2nd WW that is!) I exclude from that the courage of the fighting soldier as I firmly believe that every army has it's full quota of courageous fighters. Also size, I'm talking about quality not quantity although that dosn't exclude those countries with huge armies. I include subjects like organisation, discipline, supply, innovation, tenacity, skills, ability to soldier in all environments and possibly the most important aspect, the will to win. Many countries supplied troops, The whole of the Commonwealth, U.S.A, Russia, African, Japanese, German, French, Rumanian, Italian, the list would cover most countries on the planet but which one would you think is the best. It would be easy to go for the U.S.A. because they seemed to meet every criteria but I don't think so. Neither do I think the British were the best (unfortunately!) My own view, and I realise it may not be popular given the sensitivities involved but trying to be objective, would be the German army.