Royal Dutch Army

The Dutch army was mobilised in 1939, mainly due to the increased level of aggression shown by Germany. This brought about improving the border defences and resulted in the construction of various defence lines, these included the Grebbeline, Maasline and Ijsseline. Once mobilised the army consisted of 114.000 men with another 156.000 reserves. The army consisted of eight infantry divisions, one light motorised division and four infantry brigades.