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There are three main answers : The German High Sea Fleet was in a position to threaten the Royal Navy until the Battle of Jutland (1916). The German had laid a very large number of mines to protect their shores (which explains why the German High Sea Fleet survived after the Battle of Jutland where they had been (almost) trapped by the Royal Navy. ...
I believe the "Tooth-to-tail ratio", the ratio of combat personnel to support personnel, is a useful guide for how many troops would have been involved in fighting. This is a slightly dodger proposition today in wars without a front-line (where logistics personal have a very real prospect of being engaged), but seems reasonable for WW2. I happen to be ...
Here is some info: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f1/World_War_II_Casualties2.svg Also here: enter link description here But note that it varies from source to source , and maybe a book could give better information's.
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