Global logistics and strategy / by Richard M. Leighton and Robert W. Coakley.

; Coakley, Robert W
Washington, D.C. : Office of the Chief of Military History, Dept. of the Army; [for sale by the Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Govt. Print. Off.], 1955-68.
ISBN 016001901X, 9780160019012

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Other Authors Coakley, Robert W.
Subjects Equipment and supplies.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Equipment and supplies.
Series United States Army in World War II.
Description 2 volumes : illustrations, maps (some folded color, 1 in pocket), portraits ; 26 cm.
Copyright Date 1955-68.
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary U.S. Army logistics, primarily of ground forces, in its relation to global strategy; the treatment is from the viewpoint of the central administration in Washington-Joint and Combined Chiefs of Staff, the War Department General Staff, and the Services of Supply.
Contents volume 1. 1940-1943 -- Logistics: the word and the thing -- The neutrality period -- Rearmament and foreign aid before Lend-Lease -- War plans and emergency preparations -- The Army and early Lend-Lease operations -- The broadening pattern of Lend-Lease operations -- The broadening pattern of Lend-Lease operations -- Widening commitments -- Crisis -- Pearl Harbor and early deployment -- Improvisation in the Pacific -- The emergence of policy and method -- Strategy, production goals, and shipping -- The machinery of logistical co-ordination and administration -- Lend-Lease as an instrument of coalition warfare -- The Anglo-American munitions pool -- The Army's system of requirements and controlled distribution -- The support of overseas operations -- Build-up and early offensives -- Build-up in the British Isles: first phase -- Turning point in the Pacific -- The descent on North Africa -- Follow-up in North Africa -- Theaters of foreign aid -- The Anglo-American orbit -- China, Burma, and India -- The long road to Russia, I -- The long road to Russia, II -- The Casablanca period: strategic plans and logistical method -- War production and shipping: year's end outlook -- Economy and stabilization -- Joint logistical planning and co-ordination -- Casablanca and the strategic-logistical debate -- After Casablanca -- Logistical planning and its end products.
volume 2. 1943-1945 -- Backdrop -- Logistics and strategy, Spring 1943 -- Husky and Bolero -- Trident -- Organization and method -- Logistical organization -- Army requirements, 1943-44 -- The mechanics of wholesale distribution -- The Mediterranean in the Global War (June-December 1943) -- Outline Overlord and the invasion of Italy -- First Quebec -- Bog-down in the Mediterranean -- Ships, landing craft, and strategy -- The Cairo-Tehran Conference -- Inventory and aftermath -- Final assault on Europe -- Overlord and Anvil -- The Overlord-Anvil build-up -- The aftermath of Overlord -- The War Against Japan, 1943-44 -- Pacific strategy and its material bases -- Joint logistics in Pacific operations: the continental system -- Joint logistics in the Pacific theaters -- Shipping in the Pacific War -- Supplying the Army in Pacific theaters -- China, Burma, and India -- Shift to a one-front war -- Stresses and strains of a two-front war -- The Pacific in transition -- Logistics of a one-front war -- Foreign aid -- Lend-Lease and the common pool -- The end of the common pool -- Aid to the USSR in the later war years -- Military supply to liberated and Latin American nations -- Lend-Lease to China, 1943-45 -- The Army and civilian supply, I -- The Army and civilian supply, II -- Conclusion -- Logistics and strategy in World War II.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)396178
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