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Logistical support of the armies : in two volumes / by Roland G. Ruppenthal.

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Indiana State Library - Indianapolis ISLM p.d. 940.541273 Un58 pt. 3 v. 3 (Text) 2127-1925 General Federal documents Available -

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  • Physical Description: 2 volumes : illustrations, maps (some folded color), portraits ; 26 cm.
  • Publisher: Washington : Office of the Chief of Military History, Dept. of the Army, 1953-1959.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
v. 1. May 1941-September 1944. The United Kingdom build-up -- Origins of the European theater of operations, 1941-June 1942 -- The SOS and ETOUSA in 1942 -- The build-up in stride, 1943 -- Preparing for continental invasion -- The inception of Overlord and its logistic aspects -- Command and organization, and the assignment of planning responsibilities, January-June 1944 -- The completion of Bolero -- The Overlord logistical plan -- Training and rehearsing for cross-channel invasion -- Overlord is set in motion, May-July 1944 -- Mounting the operation -- Launching the invasion: organizing the beaches -- The logistic outlook in June and July -- The logistics of rapid movement, August-mid-September 1944 -- Breakout and pursuit -- "Frantic supply" -- Transportation in the pursuit.
v. 2. September 1944-May 1945 -- The tyranny of logistics, September 1944-February 1945 -- Logistic limitations as the arbiter of tactical planning -- Tactical and organizational developments -- The port discharge and shipping problems -- The port discharge and shipping problems (continued) -- Transportation developments -- Forward movements -- Supplying the armies: rations, POL, and coal -- Supplying the armies: equipment -- Supplying the armies: ammunition -- The troop build-up, August 1944-March 1945 -- The manpower problem, August 1944-February 1945 -- The logistic structure under scrutiny -- The last offensive, February-May 1945 -- Tactical, logistical, and organizational aspects of the last offensive -- Movements and distribution: port discharge and clearance -- Movements and distribution: transportation and forward deliveries -- Supply in the last months -- End of the replacement problem -- Local procurement on the continent, June 1944-August 1945 -- Retrospect.
Summary, etc.:
The buildup of American armies under General Eisenhower in the United Kingdom in preparation for the Normandy invasion and an account of how they were supplied during the first three months of operations on the Continent. Both volumes emphasize the influence of logistical support on the planning and conduct of combat operations by field armies.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Equipment and supplies.
United States. Army. European Theater of Operations.

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