How many soldiers????

Discussion in '1940' started by Deneckere, Jul 20, 2022.

  1. Deneckere

    Deneckere Member

    Hello,Can someone tell me how much men were in a battalion? Most of the Bef battalions went into Belgium en retreted then first to the Tourcoing- lille region. What was then their strength? Had they lost a great number of soldiers???? Thanks
  2. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter Patron 1940 Obsessive

    An infantry battalion had an establishment of roughly 900 men. There were no substantial losses until the fighting on the Schelde. You'd need to be specific about which divisions, as not all withdrew to France.
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  3. Deneckere

    Deneckere Member

    Thank for your help. I look info about the strength of 4th Div when they were in the Roncq-Halluin region after the withdrawal from the Escault. VBR. Bernard

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