Chapter

World War II

Peter V. Nash

in The Development of Mobile Logistic Support in Anglo-American Naval Policy, 1900–1953

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print November 2009 | ISBN: 9780813033679
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038711 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813033679.003.0002
World War II

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This chapter looks at how and why this extremely vital and effective capability was developed for both U.S. and British navies during World War II. It also introduces some of the consequences that would influence future logistic planning. The most crucial component in this newly devised fleet-train model was the science of replenishment at sea, where logistics effectively met the front line. The discussion intends simply to undertake a broad survey of the British contribution but provides some focus on less familiar but still important aspects of how the Royal Navy's logistic effort was transformed during this period.

Keywords: World War II; logistics; fleet train; U.S. navy; Royal Navy; logistic planning

Chapter.  10919 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Military History

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