Armed Forces of Major Powers (1939-45)

 

  1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945
France 5,000 7,000 - - - - -
United Kingdom 480 2,273 3,383 4,091 4,761 4,967 5,090
United States - - 1,620 3,970 9,020 11,410 11,430
U.S.S.R. - 5,000 7,100 11,340 11,858 12,225 12,100
               
Total Allied 5,480 14,273 12,103 19,401 25,639 28,602 28,620
               
Germany 4,522 5,762 7,309 8,410 9,480 9,420 7,830
Italy 1,740 2,340 3,227 3,810 3,815 - -
Japan - 1,630 2,420 2,840 3,700 5,380 7,730
               
Total Axis 6,262 9,732 12,956 15,060 16,995 14,800 15,560

 

Notes:

(1) In thousands.

Source: Mark Harrison, The Economics of World War II.