The Development of Mobile Logistic Support in Anglo-American Naval Policy, 1900-1953 (New Perspectives on Maritime History & Nautical Archaeology)

The Development of Mobile Logistic Support in Anglo-American Naval Policy, 1900-1953 (New Perspectives on Maritime History & Nautical Archaeology)

By: Peter V. Nash (author), Sir Alan Massey (foreword_author), Gene Allen Smith (series_editor), James C. Bradford (series_editor)Hardback

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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. Peter Nash 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. He argues that the logistics challenges faced by the navies during World War II were so profound and required such innovative solutions that the outcome was the most radical turning point in the history of mobile logistics support. He shows how the lessons learned during the final campaign against Japan were successfully implemented during the Korean War and transformed the way naval expeditionary force is projected to this day. The foreword was written by the Royal Navy's current Second Sea Lord, Vice Admiral Sir Alan Massey.

About Author

Peter V. Nash, who retired from Barclays Bank International to study naval history, served as the Edward S. Miller Research Fellow in Naval History at the U.S. Naval War College.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780813033679
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780813033679
  • ISBN10: 0813033675

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