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Withdrawal

The withdrawal phase is generally well conducted by PanE forces, predominantly due to the lack of Allied capability to exploit the weaknesses and vulnerability.
NAC naval assets continue to snipe at troop transports returning to Europe but are effectively countered by the remaining PanE naval escorts.  However, PanE naval units take crippling losses in the process, effectively losing all further offensive capability.
Effective accounting for losses and prisoners was difficult in the extreme and many personnel were posted as `missing presumed dead'.  The extreme nature of the PanE losses were concealed through censorship.  Allied casualties are not as severe and many more wounded survive due to the proximity of medical treatment.  NAC war supplies replenish the materiel losses within a year.
1st CA Corps-1st Chassuers 100% materiel losses, unknown casualties with subsequent research showing that less than 1000 personnel survived the mauling by the OGREs of the 1st Cyber Group; 4th Light Infantry 60% casualties, 6th Light Armoured 50% materiel, 45% casualties.  73% of all casualties were sustained in the 68 minute engagement on Salisbury Plains.
2nd CA Corps-Overall losses 64% Notably, the 1st Battalion, Magna Veritas Regiment suffered 95% materiel losses and in excess of 70% casualties.  Note though that the combined 2nd Corps casualty rate was only one third that of the Allied formations that fought them in the Brighton Pocket, principally due to the Allied infantry casualties in countering the PanE OGREs.
3rd Shock Corps - Assault echelon (2nd Naval Infantry Assault Group and 18th Tank Division) in excess of 70% with many sub-units wiped out.

Footnote

The Pan European 1st Army was effectively broken through Operation SEALION.  The remnants of the surviving units were used as cadres to raise new units but these replacements were not experienced or fully combat capable prior to the NAC invasion.