The Red Ball Express is the nickname given by the Americans to the supply route established between the landing beaches and the frontline, first in the Cotentin in Normandy and then throughout France.
While awaiting final repairs to the rail network, the road was the only way to supply the 28 Allied divisions each in need of 750 tons of supplies each day, for a total of 12,500 tons daily.
Red Ball Express describes accurately all the logistical means implemented by the U.S. Army Liberty ships to the railway through the floating ports and GMC trucks.
This book is the first substantial book devoted to American logistical effort during the Second World War, offering detailed descriptions of logistical methods, tactics, techniques and more.
THIS BOOK IS IN ENGLISH.
Publisher: Histoire & Collections
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 1669 g
Dimensions: 310 x 230 x 20 mm
This superb new 224-page hardback book from well known French publishers Histoire & Collections deals with a subject that has fascinated military historians and vehicle owners for many decades - the Red Ball Express...This superb book is crammed full of period black and white photos and numerous rare colour photos too. The book discusses the logistics behind such an epic undertaking, looking at the men and machines behind legend and as such is a must for any vehicle enthusiast or historian interested in this period of the war or indeed the vehicles involved * Military Machines International 09/12/2014 *
''Aubin investigates the logistical efforts that went into planning and executing the building and maintenance of the supply infrastructure supporting the U.S. advance through France and Germany...'' * protoview.com *