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Friday, January 25, 2008

Logistics II.

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.




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