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Captain dEwell23 Apr 2017 7:49 a.m. PST

For those of you unaware of this British Army equipment losses breakdown post-Dunkirk, 1940, and those VBCW gamers who like a more strategic approach to the game (me!), this interesting research by David Boyd (2009) may be of interest. For me, it places a 'cap' on the total amount of military hardware available earlier during VBCW.


Lost Stock 6th June % Lost
2pdr Equipments 509 333 60
Bofors Equipments - 283 -
3.7" Equipments - 662 -
18/25pdr Equipments 704 492 59
25pdr Equipments 0 114 0
18pdr Equipments 216 180 55
4.5" How Equipments 94 280 25
Cruiser Tanks 184 141 57
Infantry Tanks 100 140 42
Light Tanks 331 407 45
Rifles - 1,150,000 -
Bren Guns - 14,023 -
Boys Anti-Tank - 6,675 -
2" Mortar - 3,100 -
3" Mortar -

I did try to make the chart more readable but it scrunched up!

wrgmr123 Apr 2017 9:50 a.m. PST

Interesting reading, thanks for posting.
I have pictures taken by my mothers first husband, an RAF pilot who somehow managed to hitch a ride on a DE during the evacuation.
There's pictures of an empty ship, it alongside the concrete maul loading troops and the ship returning packed with soldiers firing an AA gun.
The troops only had small arms on them, nothing else.

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