In a ‘total war’ that involved the procurement and movement of mass armies, logistics played a vital role. This was particularly the case during the Battle of Verdun, February to September 1916. This updated military handbook was released in 1917 but it discusses strategic transportation during 1916, a crucial point during the war.
Dans une guerre totale mettant en jeu le déplacement et l’approvisionnement d’armées de masse, la logistique joue un rôle essentiel. Ce fut tout particulièrement le cas lors de la bataille de Verdun (février-septembre 1916).
Movements and Transportations
General organisation of the army
Updated publication. 5 may 1917.
- Article by:
- David Stevenson
- The war machine
With focus on shipping, rail, road and manpower, Professor David Stevenson explores the logistics behind the management and supply of army resources in World War One and considers what impact this had on the war’s outcome.