This is coolbert:
"lieutenants think tactics, generals think logistics"
Thanks here to Al Nofi, [CIC # 145], through StrategyPage.
By 1944 an amphibious landing by an American or British infantry division in the European Theater required some 500 ships, boats, and other vessels varying from 15,000-ton attack transports down to 100-ton LCVP's (Landing Craft, Vehicles and Personnel), excluding vessels needed for naval gunfire support, escort, and anti-aircraft protection.
We need to be clear here. This is the amount of ships [about 500] just for the troops of ONE division alone. NOT counting supporting naval vessels, of which there would also be a considerable number.
"war makes all of mans' other activities seem trivial by comparison!!" - - G.S. Patton.