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War of Supply

World War II Allied Logistics in the Mediterranean

The era of modern warfare introduced in World War II presented the Allied Powers with one of the more complicated logistical challenges of the century: how to develop an extensive support network that could supply and maintain a vast military force comprised of multiple services and many different nations thousands of miles away from their home ports. The need to keep tanks rolling, airplanes flying, and food and aid in continuous supply was paramount to defeating the Nazi regime.

In this extensively researched book, David Dworak takes readers behind the scenes and breaks down the nuances of strategic operations for each of the great Mediterranean military campaigns between 1942 and the conclusion of World War II on May 8, 1945. Dworak gives readers a glimpse behind the curtain, to show how the vast administrative bureaucracy developed by the Allies waged a literal "war of matériel" that gave them a distinct, strategic advantage over the Axis powers. From North Africa to Southern France, their continued efforts and innovation developed the framework that helped create and maintain the theater of war and, ultimately, paved the path to victory.

About the Author

David D. Dworak retired from the US Army with the rank of colonel and is currently an academic administrator at the US Army War College. He has over thirty years of experience supporting joint military operations worldwide and has taught numerous courses on strategic planning, supply chain management, logistical support, and military history. He is a certified Demonstrated Master Logistician and has a PhD in history from Syracuse University.

Reviews

"Dworak's work is the first to analyze the crucial aspect of fighting in the Mediterranean: logistics. A book for operators, scholars, and buffs alike, War of Supply reminds us of the timeless dominance of logistics over even the simplest wartime stratagem or maneuver."—Robert M. Citino, executive director of the Institute for the Study of War and Democracy and the Samuel Zemurray Stone Senior Historian at The National WWII Museum

"A major contribution to the study of World War II logistics in an often-overlooked but vitally important theater of war. Dworak details the logistical challenges faced by the American forces in the Mediterranean and how the logisticians at all levels learned through difficult experience how to supply an army far from the United States. The lessons learned in the Mediterranean campaigns of 1942–1944 greatly contributed to logistical success in Northwest Europe in the final year of the war."—Steve R. Waddell, author of United States Army Logistics: From the American Revolution to 9/11

"As Napoleon said, victory goes to the big battalions. But how to get the necessary supplies—food, ammunition, fuel, spare parts,  equipment of every kind, medical supplies, and a lot more—to the battalions that need them? In this outstanding book, Colonel (ret) Dworak, himself a former logistician, seeks to answer that question in relation to the Mediterranean Front during World War II—and does so in a way that will surely interest professionals and laymen alike."—Martin van Creveld, author of Supplying War: Logistics from Wallenstein to Patton

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