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War of Supply

World War II Allied Logistics in the Mediterranean

The era of modern warfare introduced in the Second World War 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 his extensively researched book, War of Supply, 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. Through his words, readers are able to take a glimpse behind the curtain and see how the vast administrative bureaucracy developed by the Allies waged a literal "war of material" 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 U.S. Army at the rank of colonel and is currently an academic administrator at the U.S. Army War College. He has over 30 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

David D. Dworak does an excellent job of detailing the many factors affecting American supply and demonstrates that the British and even the Germans faced similar supply challenges.Steve R. Waddell, Professor of History at West Point

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