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The Development of Mobile Logistic Support in Anglo-American Naval
Policy, 1900–1953
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The Development of Mobile Logistic Support in Anglo-American Naval Policy, 1900–1953

Peter V. Nash

Abstract

Though completely unsung and commonly left out of battle histories, nothing is more important than the details of logistics and support operations during a military campaign. Without fuel, food, transport, communications, and medical facilities, modern military engagement would be impossible. This book compares the methods the British and American navies developed to supply their ships across the vast reaches of the Pacific Ocean during the first part of the twentieth century. The author argues that the logistics challenges faced by the navies during World War II were so profound and required ... More

Keywords: logistics, support operations, military campaign, Pacific Ocean, World War II, Japan, Korean War, British navy, American navy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780813033679
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033679.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Peter V. Nash, author
U.S. Naval War College

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