HC Deb 05 June 1919 vol 116 c2252W
Lieut.-Colonel WILLEY

asked the Secretary of State for War whether his attention has been called to certain statements in the newspapers of the United States of America regarding the strength of the various Allied Armies on the Western Front on 11th November, 1918, from which it appears that France contributed 55 per cent., the United States of America 21 per cent., the British Empire 18 percent. and Belgium 6 percent. of the total; whether these figures are correct; if not, whether he will state the correct fighting strengths of the Associated Forces named serving on the Western Front on that date; and whether, since these figures may give an erroneous impression as to the contribution made by each of the Allied countries at the moment that hostilities ceased, he will also state the total fighting strengths of the troops of the countries named serving in all theatres of war on 11th November, 1918?


The figures of fighting strengths as distinct from ration strengths are not available. The respective ration strengths on the Western Front and elsewhere and the total mobilised strengths on the 11th November, 1918, were as follows: