On the Road to Victory


The Rise of Motor Transport with the BEF on the Western Front

By: Michael Harrison
Supplied by: Pen and Sword

Format: Hardback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781526750433
Published: 30th November 2019
RRP / Print Price: £19.99

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On the Road to Victory

The Great War produced many innovations, in particular the spectacular development by the British and French armies of motor transport.

The age-old problem of moving soldiers and their supplies was no different in 1914 than it had been some 2,400 years ago, when the great Chinese military thinker Sun Tzu informed his readers that the further an army marched into enemy territory, the more the cost of transport increased, even to the point that more supplies were consumed by the transportation of men and their horses than was delivered to the troops.

Using many previously unpublished illustrations, including artists' impressions, this book tells the story of the men and women who made motor transport [MT] work for the victorious British Army on the Western Front, so that in 1918, the humble lorry did indeed help propel the British Army forward ‘On the Road to Victory’.

 




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