To carry out such an operation the number of German Army Forces should, in the opinion of the Fuehrer, to bring up to 180 divisions, in order to use 120 of them in the war against the Soviet Union . However, while these were only preliminary basting. Writing Hitler's directive on the appropriate increase in the army he was transferred to the OKW only September 10, 1940 . The process of forming new divisions began in October 1940. On October 7, the German armed forces had 155 divisions (including 129 infantry, mountain infantry 6, 1 Cavalry, 13th armored, motorized 6) 2 plus motorized regiment. At the same time the staff of 18 infantry divisions remained over the long holiday, 15 divisions (12 infantry, two armored, one motorized) are on the reorganization, 14 divisions (10 infantry, 2 mountain infantry, 2 tank) has yet been formed, and one of the infantry divisions were training . Thus, Germany at that time really possessed 107 combat-ready divisions.
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