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Riassunto: The Red Ball Express Highway is the nickname given to the supply route opened in August 1944 which stretched from the landing beaches to the American armies launched in an incredible pursuit throughout France. For three months, up to 6,000 trucks drove along this route. However, the generals complain in their memoirs about the lack of gasoline, ammunition and even warm clothing and cigarettes. It is this paradox which led to the writing of this book.
This investigation is the first publication to cover in depth the American Logistical effort during the Second World War in Europe: operational doctrines, tactics, techniques, equipment .... It takes us from the hushed offices of Washington to the decks of the Liberty Ships, the tops of the overhead cranes at Cherbourg, the steering wheels of the GMC trucks and the drivers' compartments of the Broadway Limited Locomotives, in search of a Logistical revolution. It reveals that the final stage of the supply chain, that of the Normandy beaches to the fighting men, had not been properly thought out. We discover that, far from what is commonly believed, the US Army was rationed from the outset on D-Day and that its logistical chain was dislocated from August to November 1944 due to an ill-suited doctrine and administrative quarrelling. Finally, it was at the cost of formidable expedient means and remarkable innovations in the field that the US Army had become, in the spring of 1945, the only war machine capable of supplying Long-term millions of soldiers and thousands of tanks deep within the enemy system.
About the Author:
Nicolas Aubin is a history teacher in Normandy (France), graduate of the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Sciences Po Paris.
After specializing in the history of the "Parti Communiste Français" is his passion - that goes back to childhood - of military history who for nearly fifteen years led him to work with various french magazines. Nicolas Aubin is firmly in the course of the "new military history " that combines academic knowledge, epistemological renewal and passion preserved.
Titolo: Red Ball Express
Casa editrice: Histoire amp; Collections
Data di pubblicazione: 2014
Condizione libro: New
Descrizione libro Histoire & Collections 1st edition, Paris, 2014. 220 p., color/bw photos, 4to, still in shrink-wrap; VG/no dust jacket (as issued), one small bump to bottom (else FINE). Codice libro della libreria 63290
Descrizione libro Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Codice libro della libreria GOR008679003
Descrizione libro Histoire and Collections, Paris, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. First Edition. Bottom corners slightly bumped. ; Illus. , several in color, maps ; 224 pages. Codice libro della libreria 31606
Descrizione libro Histoire and Collections, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M2352503205
Descrizione libro Hardback, 220 pagesPublished Price £40 While awaiting final repairs to the rail network, the road was the only way to supply the 28 Allied divisions each in need of 750 tons of supplies each day, for a total of 12,500 tons daily.This book is the first substantial book devoted to American logistical effort during the Second World War, offering detailed descriptions of logistical methods, tactics, techniques and more. Codice libro della libreria 25748
Descrizione libro Histoire and Collections, 2014. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Condizione sovraccoperta: New. New. Pristine. In publisher's shrinkwrap. Profusely illustrated history of the American logistics effort in World War II, Liberty Ships, the Red Ball Express, ports, pipelines, all keeping 61 Allied divisions operational in the field. Author compares the Wehrmacht "circus vehicle" and often horse-drawn logistics to Red Ball's 6000 American trucks. Includes section on late war Red Army resupply. Plus the "jerrycan." Cover photo of Corporal Charles H.Johnson of the 783rd MP Battalion on Red Ball duty. // Shipped carefully packed in a sturdy box. Codice libro della libreria 012412
Descrizione libro Histoire and Collections, 2014. HRD. Condizione libro: New. New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller since 2000. Codice libro della libreria CD-9782352503200
Descrizione libro Casemate Publishing. Condizione libro: New. Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 2352503205
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST2352503205. Codice libro della libreria ST2352503205
Descrizione libro Histoire & Collections. Brand NEW! Hardcover. Codice libro della libreria 456318