Was Operation Barbarossa the largest-scale human endeavor in history?
December 6, 2012 9:05 PM Subscribe
Was Operation Barbarossa
the largest-scale planned human endeavor in history?
posted by kirkaracha to Grab Bag (12 answers total)
Four million Axis troops invaded the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941; the operation lasted six months. According to Wikipedia it was the largest invasion in the history of warfare. Has there ever been a planned human endeavor that involved more people as part of the plan?
By "largest-scale planned human endeavor," I'm curious about the planned event or operation that involved the largest number of people in the plan. In this case, there was a plan that had four million people do something: invade the Soviet Union.
I suspect the largest planned human endeavor would be something on the Eastern Front in World War II; my first guess, Operation Bagration, involved 3 million Soviet and Polish troops.