January 29-30th 1944


“Bolero” is the codename of the build-up of US Forces and equipment in Great Britain in preparation for the invasion of Europe. In progress since January 1942, only now is it producing significant results. With the allied campaigns in the Mediterranean downgraded and the U-Boat in the Atlantic largely beaten, US resources in the UK by the end of January 1944 stand at 937,308 Troops and 3,553,775 tonnes (3,497,791 tons) or arms and supplies. These totals will almost double in the next 12 weeks.

January 29, 2018