Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Development of Mobile Logistic Support in Anglo-American Naval
Policy, 1900–1953$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Peter V. Nash

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780813033679

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813033679.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM FLORIDA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.florida.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University Press of Florida, 2021. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in FLASO for personal use.date: 04 August 2021

Postwar Logistics

Postwar Logistics

Turning Practice into Procedure

Chapter:
(p.77) 4 Postwar Logistics
Source:
The Development of Mobile Logistic Support in Anglo-American Naval Policy, 1900–1953
Author(s):

Peter V. Nash

Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813033679.003.0004

This chapter looks at how postwar cultural and organizational change was conditioned by recent wartime logistic experience. Many of the logistic challenges during World War II had been faced for the first time and were only resolved by improvisation and sheer grind. A fresh sense of order and pattern were needed so the role of logistics would be better recognized, anticipated, and applied in future wars. Such progression is explored on two levels. First, it looks through the prism of naval education, particularly those British and American officers attending the logistics courses introduced after the war at the Naval War College (NWC). Second, it investigates whether either navy modified its organizational administration to reflect and build upon the logistical lessons learned from the past as each navy went about positioning itself to meet the fresh challenges of the future.

Keywords:   logistics, naval education, logistics courses, Naval War College, British officers, World War II, American officers

Florida Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .