16 March 2014

WWII the logistics behind the massive amounts of fuel needed


I have often wondered just how they got fuel to the troops during WWII, this explains it…
 
In spite of watching films about WWII and the European theater, I had never known the logistics of how all the military vehicles were supplied with fuel. They sure couldn't just stop at the corner station and fill up their tanks or jeep gas tanks. The delay in attacking Germany was in part due to the buildup in England and in greater part being ready to sustain the attack once landing in Normandy.  Supplying an advancing army was no easy task and this film explains how they keep a mechanized army moving forward.
 
What a fantastically complex engineering and operational feat it was, and how remarkable the skill and effort exhibited by the young men of the early 40's who planned, made the landing and conquest successful.
 

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